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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  • Bray Vineyards Barbera California Shenandoah Valley Rosato 2007


    The is a small production winery in the Shenandoah Valley, Sierra Foothills ... Northern California. This Barbera Rosato is a 3-time gold medal winner. Nice and dry with flavors of cranberry and raspberry and clean finish. Drink by itself or with grilled salmo Read More

    Wine review by 163357thewineattic 163357 thewineattic

  • Fontanafredda Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo NV


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    Wine review by preppycuisine

  • I live right in the heart of VA wine country, near Barboursville, and I like to ... ... Merlot and Barboursville Barbera. My husband and I used to like Valhalla Cab Sav, but that's been at least 8 years ago that we drank it. I'm curious to know others' opinions of Virginia reds and whites that you like best. My good friend has a small vineya... Read More

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  • I am new to Snooth, so I am about to try some of the recommended wines, but.....My wife and I taste different wines at various wines shops about once a month. I have attended about half a dozen wine and food tasting events, and four or five wine and dinner pairings. Inevitably, the wines we like are the higher priced wines (even in blind tasti... Read More

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  • Michele Chiarlo 2007


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    Wine review by GavP

  • Michele Chiarlo 2006


    A well-balanced, medium bodied wine that was drinkable right out of the bottle, long finish of cherries and the palatte has notes of berries and other fruits, perhaps a raspberry-rose perfume as well. After decanting, the 2nd day was alright, the 3rd day was drinkable, just not as vibrant. I do feel that other vintages have been much more exciting. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime

  • Unti Dry Creek Barbera 2007


    Dark, inky and bone dry. Red fruits and earth are secondary. About as close to Italy as we get in Cali. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67

  • Bartolo Mascarello Barbera d'Alba 2006


    Second time trying this bottle and after a great performance the first time I'm finding it very closed and too acidic on this night. Maybe just a phase. The fruit on the nose is ripe strawberry. On the palate a little raspberry but very short. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2002


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    Wine review by rss6r

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