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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  • Thanks, everyone, for your feedback and advice.  I was too harsh in my ... ... is too high for me and Barbera/Sangiovese are generally too dry.  This year's Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is terrible: cheap flavors, $9 pricetag and a heck of a hangover the next morning. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic In need of Cru Beaujolais advice


  • What varietals do you think would match my fruit-driven palette well, such as ... as ... Nebbiolo Langhe, and Barbera to start, and even Pinot Noir. Also maybe St Laurent, Lagrein, and Graciano. However, all of those come in various iterations, so it's not really useful to talk about varieties alone - you have to include info about the produc... Read More

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  • I've been trying wines from different Beaujolais regions and have yet to find one that I love. Here are the ones I've tried with disappointing results:Clos de la Roilette Fleurie '13Fessy Regnie Chateau des Reyssiers '11Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages '11Beaujolais NouveauWith all these wines, the problem is that the wines don't have the vibrant red... Read More

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  • Quattro Mani Barbera Piemonte DOC 2012

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    Not bad, but not great Barbera. Bright, dark cherry and a touch of jolly rancher red cherry, decent acidity, fairly light body and a short to medium finish. Decent mid-week drinker for the price. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by gmb468


  • BTW, Vogler, I had that wine in Italy... okay, I tasted it with Roberto ... an ... ... an off the charts good Barbera.  All his wines are stunners--Barbera is one of the only ways to drink it at prices that mortals can afford.  I'd call that a big score.&nbs Read More

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  • Thanksgiving wine pairing can be tough. With tons of different flavors and lots ... history with this one. Barbera  Barbera is a fabulous food wine that shouldn't just be relegated to Italian dishes. We think it also makes a fabulous pairing for roast turkey and mashed potatoes and the 2012 Renato Ratti Barbera d'Alba is a great choice. Retaili... Read More

    From the article Off The Beaten Path Thanksgiving Wine Values


  • Funny thing about these lava lamps - they were just for me to view since this ... 'unknown location' Barbera that had minimal information on it's label.  None of the wines tasted cheap or corked, so I was happy about that.  For the next wine tasting party, I might specify a current retail price range, say $25 to $50.  I want to ensure everyone... Read More

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  • GREGT said it all. PN's start at $30 from Oregon and under $10, they are a ... a ... For reds, how about a Barbera, maybe even a red Lambrusco, even if it is bubbly, also a Dornfelder, even a Petite Syrah. Same issue for whites; try a Gruner Veltliner or even a Vio Verde,Bon Appet Read More

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  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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  • 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

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