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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  • 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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    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


  • Cigliuti Barbera d'Alba Campass 2006

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    AWE blind tasting -dirty, old wood, kind of cola character of dirty old barrel, a bit stripped, and bitter, primitive, rustic and drying, totally without charm 70-72 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Michele Chiarlo 2006

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    AWE blind tasting - a bit jammy on the nose with lots of cola character, sweet woodiness, root beer, biter herbs, jammy root beer, cool and seamless if monolithic with prominent tannins backing nice bitter cherry fruit, uncomplicated if impressively structured, nice fruit fights to get out on the backend, finishes fairly strong with really nice ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Kenwood Red Table Wine 2005

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    Wine review by ctrueman


  • Irish Vineyards 2006

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    Agreed - got to visit Irish Vineyards recently and was impressed with everything we tasted. Barbera is a personal favorite and definitely came home with some of Irish's. Robust wine with fruity full body. One of my favorite styles. Read More

    Wine review by andie1


  • Terre del Barolo Barbera 2006

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    Wine review by Ollie123


  • Prunotto Barbera d'Asti Fiulot 2012

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    Wine review by meggwaltney


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