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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  • 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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    No written review

    Wine review by catherinesproul


  • Stefano Farina Barbera d'Alba 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by kcovo


  • Mattei Barbera Piemonte DOC 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by tjankowski


  • Castoro Cellars Barbera 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Bianchi Winery Barbera 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Michele Chiarlo 2005

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    Like most wines from the Piemonte region, Michele Chiarlo's Barbera d'Asti is rich with its notes of tobacco and cherry, and pairs extremely well with any stuffed pasta or gnocchi--especially truffle or ricotta cheese-filled pastas.It's also relatively easy to find here in the U.S. and well-priced, and is a wine that my friends in Piemonte regul... Read More

    Wine review by bellethellama


  • Eberle Barbera 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Prinsi Barbera d'Alba Superior Vigna Much 2004

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    Wine review by Anund


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