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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  • Just wanted to introduce myself and ask a question to the masses back in the States from Sicily.My name is Alex and I'm stationed in Sicily for the next 2 years (have been here over a year already) and have just started drinking/collecting/studying wine, of course Italian wine mostly...I have really grown to love Brunello and some of the Supertu... Read More

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  • Prunotto Barbera Barbera d'Alba Pian Romualdo 2006


    Good, round but feels like something is missing. It will please more who enjoy ligther wines. Read More

    Wine review by wmmv

  • Le Monferrine Piemonte Barbera 2008


    lovely chill-out wine, simple yet sophisticated labels, nice tangy smell, clean, crisp taste, i think it's a brilliant wine. what does le monferrine mean though? it has my curiosity piqued. Read More

    Wine review by NixTasuh

  • Dante Rivetti Barbera d'Alba Mara 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by JOst

  • Vala Barbera 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by bouncingdropkick

  • Villa Giada Barbera d'Asti Superior Vigna la Quercia 2007


    smooth, fairly dry medium body tasty with tomato sauce pasta. Read More

    Wine review by gerne

  • Hello all,I figured I should probably introduce myself, or perhaps more appropriately introduce ourselves, since two people use this account.I'm Nick, and I'm from northwest Ohio (Toledo, right on the border of Michigan). I made this account for use by my girlfriend, Kat, and I as a means of chronicling our new experiences with wine. We're both ... Read More

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  • Dante Rivetti Barbera d'Alba Mara 2004


    Very easy drinking, reliable wine. It's not very complex and is light bodied, with slight tannins. For the price I usually pay, I find it is a good deal and I purchase it often. Read More

    Wine review by kellyb02

  • Vietti Barbera Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2000


    Excellent wine. Really opened up nicely. Read More

    Wine review by OregonCPA

  • Le Monferrine Piemonte Barbera 2008


    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

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