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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  • Bartolo Mascarello Barbera d'Alba 2006

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    A big an juicy wine with crisp acidity. Cherry and roses on the nose with a hint of barnyard that keeps it rustic. Cranberry and cherry fruit with mushroom and an earthy fresh finish. Drinking this is like sipping a refreshing glass of (not too sweet) punch on a summers day. This may not be what I expected from the bottle but it sure is fun. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Palmina Barbera Santa Ynez Valley 2006

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    Wine review by wreckingball


  • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera Piemonte DOC 2007

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    Wine review by Alvina


  • 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 Briccotondo Barbera Piemonte DOC 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by kizmequick


  • Vietti Barbera Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2005

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    Wine review by kstew


  • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera Piemonte DOC 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


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