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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  • Montevina Barbera Terra d'Oro 2006

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    Wine review by pottercatus


  • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2006

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    The wine is DOC from Italy and made from Barbera grapes, which is second most produce on Piedmont region.Rich flavor of ripe berries and silky taste and after is very smooth acid. This is not very structured wine and you can feel the deep note of berries and flowers flavor. Read More

    Wine review by show


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    Wine review by kizmequick


  • Vietti Barbera Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2005

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    Wine review by kstew


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    Wine review by kstew


  • Franco M. Martinetti Monferrato Rosso Sul Bric 2005

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    The Sul Bric is a lovely fruit forward, easy drinking wine, with moderate grip. ... ... well integrated. The Barbera flavor is certainly noticeable, while the Cabernet adds some dimension. There is not a great deal of depth or weight, but its quite enjoyable and great for everyday drinking. I would pair this with red sauce dishes, roast chic... Read More

    Wine review by jlinder1


  • Dante Rivetti Barbera d'Alba Mara 2003

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    This Rivetti bottling is named after his daughter 'Mara'. It's a big step up from their other Barbera which we found to be a little 'thin'. This Barbera is fuller-bodied than most of its counterparts and displays all the classic traits of an 'old-world' Italian Barbera. The winery claims to use its best fruit for this bottling and we see no reas... Read More

    Wine review by knuk7


  • Wine Trivia1)Put these bottles in the correct order from smallest to ... table ... ... table wine production is Barbera?A.26%B.10%C.41%D.19%11) When is Open That Bottle Night?A.February 28thB.March 28ThC.February 1st D.April 1st 12) Where will you be celebrating Open That Bottle Night?A.In NYC with SnoothB.Online with SnoothC.Offline but think... Read More

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  • Dalton Barbera Kosher 2005

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    Tart, fruity, and slightly frizzante. Reminiscent of Italian house reds, despite being an Italian grape grown in Israel. Food friendly, but overpriced. Read More

    Wine review by joshresnick


  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2006

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    Wine review by catherinesproul


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