Barbera

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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  • Le Monferrine Piemonte Barbera 2008

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    Bitter cherry flavors. A simple fruity wine - light tannins, little body, but very easy drinking Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Chaddsford Winery Red Blend Due Rossi 2005

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    Who would have thought Pennsylvania was producing such mature, sophisticated reds? Beautifully balanced, warm, and round. A pleasing layer of licorice and subtle floral notes give this bottle character. A great, great food wine; a promising pair with pastas. Read More

    Wine review by beahburger


  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyard Barbera Carneros 2007

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    nose of fresh wild berry juice...sweet rasbperry jam on the palate. this wine is drinking incredible right now with gobs of mouth watering fruit flavors. do not save it! went really well with spinach pizza. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Vala Barbera 2005

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    I'll echo Wolf17's statement of "Give me a bottle and then go get your own." I believe Va La is sold out of this wine now but if you can locate a bottle, snag it! This is one of my all time favorites. Truly heaven in a bottle from an amazing PA winery. Definitely worth the price. Read More

    Wine review by clairitek


  • Matteo Correggia Marun Barbera d'Alba DOC 2006

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    It tasted a little weird...I'm wondering if the bottle I had started to go bad..it had a watered down flavor with strong alcohol. A bit of a funky welche's grape juice essence. Read More

    Wine review by Cheese and Grapes


  • Bricco Rivoira Barbera d'Asti 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by maren2000


  • Bazzini Barbera 2007

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    Barbera is the second most widely-planted red varietal, after Sangiovese. The fruit is naturally high in acid, which it retains very well, even in hot climates. These characteristics make it a perfect accompaniment to most foods. Barbera is deep and purplish black in its youth. It can exhibit an attractive ripe aroma of red fruit, currants or bl... Read More

    Wine review by bazziniwine


  • Hey Mambo Sultry Red 2006

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    This is definitely a great value. A great balance of flavor. I always have one in stock. Rate: 4 1/2 Read More

    Wine review by dsjohns


  • Rosa d'Oro Vineyards Barbera 2012

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    I had the 2006 vintage. nose of warm french toast with baked raspberries and ... of the imaginary seeds.Since Barbera is a notorious pizza wine I had this with a Digiorno Ultimate Pizzeria pizza and it did not disappoin Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Lions Peak Barbera Riserva 2001

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    Wine review by PseudoNoise


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