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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  • Planning to do some exploring into Italy's other wine varietals, those ... ... ... of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, etc.First up is a Ruche with a few years bottle age by Montalbera, apparently a lighter wine that was traditionally brought out for special occassions...figure this should make for a nice apertif, and/or summer sip... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy's other Grapes


  • I agree that RCKR pulled down a nice group there.  That Neprica is a ... ... and grabbed a 2013 Vietti Barbera Tre Vigne because it was $18.  I hate to pay a lot for Barbera--although I would go pretty high for the Cogno Pre-Phylloxera and if someone gave me Conterno's, I'd smile--so I was happy to see this under $20, as many places seem to wa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Brutocao Quadriga Hopeland Ranches 2011

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    wonderful blend, quiet, peaceful yet strong and resilient just like a good wine should be. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2013

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    Rustic, simple and simply good. Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • Okay, I was pages behind here and missed the rundown on the Carlisle.  ... ... be a fine place to grow Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo, for instance, but no one is doing that.  (Okay, not true:  Had one okay nebbiolo from there Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Montevina Skyland Ridge Barbera 2012

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    Take this for what it isa low-dollar wine (< $9, for me) wine that is easy to ... I associate with a lot of Barberas) that gives it a refreshing characteristic. Not fancy, but very drinkabl Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • It's 6:30 pm Friday in Lake Como, Italy and we just opened this really nice Oddero Barbera d'Asti Vinchio d'Asti 2011. Checking wine searcher, I must be buying from the wrong store as this wine was about the same price or even a bit more expensive here than what wine searcher and CT has as the average price (which I'm guessing is US pricing).Doe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Zin or Barbera?Have both on hand...2014 Bedrock Evanghelo, 2011 Elio Grasso Barbera.Something else?  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pair with Chili?


  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Hilke71


  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2012

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    My second bottle. Really hit the spot. I'm looking for more. Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • What is your favorite California Winery making Barbera?

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  • The Best of Show winner at the California State Fair this year is an Amador County Barbera. Nice attention for this lesser known varietal.

    Comment by 212777Amador Wine 212777 Amador Wine


  • Still looking for Beverno 2008 by Ponte Family. Where can I buy it in AZ? shirleywright@cox.net

    Comment by 165477shirley1062 165477 shirley1062


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