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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  • Rocche Costamagna Barbera d'Alba Superiore Rocche Delle Rocche 2005

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    Cigar ash and a bit of sour wood on the nose then very slightly fudgy with astringent red berry fruit accentuated by cigar, cigar box and a touch of dried juniper 2Big and intense in the mouth without much weight, great acids, very fine tannins and a touch of sweetness 3Dark fruited, coca tinged plums, slightly astringent, rhubarb note, layered ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rocche Costamagna Barbera d'Alba Annunziata 2006

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    Fresh and crisp on the nose with green herbs, green tobacco, laurel leaf, and citrussy red berry fruit 2+Elegant and juicy in the mouth with lovely acids and a whisper of tannin Juicy and pure amarena cherry and lingonberry fruit in the mouth with a balsamic edge 2+Lovely bitter edge on the finale with strong notes of freshly cut red fruits and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rocche Costamagna Barbera d'Alba 2005

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    8,000 bottles produced, 5-6 week maceration, 12 months in barrique of second and third passage.Smoky on the nose with a dark, hot tar and light toast initial aroma under which are fresh notes of green ivy and light vegetal tones but the wood is a bit too assertive and obscures the core of fruit 1+Big and plush entry with finely integrated acid a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Castelvero Piemonte Barbera 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by theonlyavery


  • Woodbridge Merlot 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by sk8fiend777


  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by oyvind


  • La Sera Barbera Piemonte Il Falò 2006

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    light cherry nose. Light and easy drinking. Cherry notes. Good acidity. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • I popped in here mid afternoon today. It opens at 5pm, and by 5.05 there were already 15 people lining up for food. Its not cheap for a place that uses paper plates and serves the meat on a piece of greased paper, but its sure tasty:http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/fette-sau/Wine pairing? Unknown, but they do some good beers there.Highly rec... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Fette Sau - Brooklyn by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Gaja Winery Sperss Barbera Nebbiolo Piedmonte Langhe 1998

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    Wine review by pinothound 97


  • Villadoria Barbera d'Alba 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by JESSY82


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