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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  • It was great to meet Enzo Brezza among the clutter of his busy, slightly ... ... ... for 3 or 4 years with Barbera before being used for Nebbiolo. The style here is a balanced one featuring the fresh, fruity qualities of each grape. Though traditionally made these wines offer much early appeal and cellar very well over the mid-term.2007 Dolce... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lunch with Enzo Brezza


  • Socre Barbera D Alba 2006

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    Wine review by Paolag


  • Cascina Ballarin Langhe Rosso Ballarin 2004

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    Nebbiolo 40%, Barbera 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%1 year in barrique 60% new 40% second yearVery interesting herbaceous but not vegetal nose with blackberry fruit, gentle vanilla, smoke, dark fruited, Asian spice, a bit of dried onion 2Big and suave in the mouth with fine tannins and good acidity, elegant 2+Dark but fresh fruit with an assertive ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cascina Ballarin Barbera d'Alba Giuli 2005

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    From La Morra, 18 months in 100% new barriqueJammy and smoky nose with obvious oak on the cocoa end of the spectrum and a hint of vanilla 2Big and dense with sapid acidity and very fine wood tannins nicely proportioned and well-balanced 2+Sweet, round lush fruit, spicy red fruit tones, very well integrated oak, seductive2+Turns a bit woodier on ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cascina Ballarin Langhe Rosso 'Cino' 2006

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    Nebbiolo 20%, Barbera 40%, Dolcetto A selection of grapes not destined to make more important wine8-10 day fermentation/macerationGentle leafy on the nose with some layered dried rose petals, small thin-skinned red fruits, smoky and earthy with emerging notes of assertive minerality, potassium, almost saline 2+Meaty on the entry, more Barbera d... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Marcarini Rosso Langhe Donald 2005

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    Barbera 60%, Barolo 30%, Syrah 10% vinified separatelyVery floral on the nose with violet tones, a touch of ash and complicating notes of celery seed and basil stem 2+Weighty in the mouth with surprising sweetness, medium weight with round, supporting tannins ad solid acidity 2+Marked by Barbera at first in the mouth then gaining darker, blackbe... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Marcarini Barbera Barbera d'Alba Ciabot Camerano 2006

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    9 months in botte, 9 months in StainlessIvy green and almost icy on the nose with simple, astringent red fruits 2Almost sweet entry with solid acids and delicate tannins 2+Delicately flavored with fruit skins (apple, cherry, plum) and a dark earthy streak but a bit simple 2Soft on the finish with some round tannin popping out late balancing the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oddero Barbera d'Asti 2006

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    Clay and soil tones dominate the nose upon opening with a spicy/woodsy character adding complexity to the emerging dark prune notes with an animale edge 2+Great acids keep this dark almost brooding wine from falling flat, lovely balance and weight 3Tight and a bit closed yet with dark mineral tones and a core of dense wild red berried fruit that... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oddero Barbera di Alba 2006

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    A blend of fruit from Castiglione Falleto and La Morra15-20 day fermentation and maceration70% is aged in big, neutral wood1 month in bottleThe nose is greeted with Slavonian oak tones joined my meaty notes and red plum skins over a dry soil base. A touch rustic yet with good complexity and depth 2+Softish acidity creates an opulent and broad mo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • While La Morra is responsible for a large part of todays production of Barolo ... red berries and mineral. 2+Barbera dAlba 2006 87ptsA blend of fruit from Castiglione Falleto and La Morra15-20 day fermentation and maceration70% is aged in big, neutral wood1 month in bottleThe nose is greeted with Slavonian oak tones joined my meaty notes and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A killer visit with Oddero.


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