Common synonyms: Besgano, Barbera e Raspo, Lombardesca, Perricone, Gaietto, Ughetta, Pignatello, Barberone

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Piedmont, Italy
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fourth most planted grape in all of Italy. 7th century Lombard historian, Paul the Deacon, wrote that the Lombard troops defeated the Franks at the Battle of Refrancore after getting them schnoggered on the local wine, which was likely Barbera. The jugs had been scattered all over the field and the Franks willingly drank from them, and lost their coordination. 13th century documents from the Casale Monferrato have details of leasing agreements for vineyards planted with “de bons vitibus barbexinis,” which is Barbera. In 1798 Count Novolune, the deputy director of the agrarian society of Turin, named Barbera as one of the grapes in his list of “Vitis vinifera Montisferratensis,” the grapes surrounding Read more »

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  • Lo Zoccolaio Barbera d'Alba Suculè 2006


    Looks very young with its rich purple hue but is drinking now. Smooth plum fruit. Medium body on the lighter side but full in the mouth. An earthy minerality that carries through nicely on the finish. Quite tannic, drinks well now but should run a few more years. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley

  • Waterford Estate Rose-Mary 2009


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    Wine review by nrovneiko

  • Lucca Paso Robles Courtney Benham 2007


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    Wine review by jfoland

  • Vietti Barbera Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2000


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    Wine review by crabbydad

  • La Loggia Barbera d'Alba DOC 2007


    Love this wine- as a broke college student and someone who has lived in France on the cheap, this is a bottle worth picking up at Trader Joe's and enjoying some good cheese with. Nothing too fruity, smokey or harsh about it... and I don't usually drink too many cheap reds.Recommended by my friend's Parisian mother! Read More

    Wine review by tyleranneliese

  • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera Piemonte DOC 2007


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    Wine review by daneriley

  • Michele Chiarlo 2007


    I had this at Zio's it is similar to the OG Moscato. Really tasty Read More

    Wine review by stephsteph

  • I'm hoping the Snooth community can help me out with some recommendations. I've have had a couple Argentinian Malbec and Malbec blend wines in the last couple of months that I really enjoyed and I was hoping that I could get some recommendations to expand what I've tried. I'm looking up to $50 but realistically more in the $15 to $30 range. L... Read More

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  • None other than the Governator himself has declared September California Wine ... ... such as Sangiovese and Barbera, and most recently a focus on Spanish and Portuguese grapes. We've found three producers to help illustrate these new movements , as well as some of the classic California styles we all love. Carlo Russo's Wine & Spirit World ... Read More

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  • Ahhh... So many wines, so little time, and such a small budget... I am trying so hard to learn the world of wines as best I can, but this experience is truly one I have to take on my own. (Thank goodness for Snooth!). So my dilemma... I am trying to find reasonably priced wines that suit my tastes as well as my food preference. I do not eat r... Read More

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