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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  • La Cantina Delle 7 Donne Piemonte Barbera 2007

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    Dry and fruity. This is a really good Barbera that one can get at Rossmann drogeries in Germany. It is a pleasure to drink. I will have to get more, and maybe even send some back to the states with me. Read More

    Wine review by 94189tulaw 94189 tulaw


  • Barbera d'Asti Camp du Rouss 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by boisewine


  • I understand and appreciate the whole science and reasoning behind aging wines ... ... reds out there such as barbera, pinot noir, and especially New York State reds. That being said, I have very much enjoyed wines from different varietals except those with that oaky flavor. So my question is: Is there a way to know if a wine is oaky before p... Read More

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  • Noceto Linsteadt Barbera Rouge 2005

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    Not the best barbera. Needs at least 6 more months, as the oak is a little bit dominant over the fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by lastmexcanpunk


  • Boroli Barbera d'Alba 2006

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    Light and somewhat fruity wine which goes perfectly with pasta dishes. Read More

    Wine review by damage22


  • Barbera d'Asti la Fiammenga 2006

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    Wine review by 122525JasonSLN 122525 JasonSLN


  • Peirano Estate Lodi Barbera 2003

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    Beautiful, beautiful color. Soft fruit and flowers on the nose, with a smoky ... Not the most well-balanced Barbera, but if you give it an hour or two to air out, it's pretty goo Read More

    Wine review by KeLuke


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by allysebrown


  • Michele Chiarlo 2006

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    The good news: there is nothing that distracts in this wine. The bad news: There is nothing that attracts in this wine. It is a good group picnic wine where having enough bottles is more important than what the label is but you want a cut above your local grocery specials. It is easy to drink like a young Beaujolais and dare I say is more of a "... Read More

    Wine review by CommonMan


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