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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  • Renato Ratti Barbera d'Alba 2012

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  • Renato Ratti Barbera d'Alba 2012

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  • Terra d'Oro wines are the more expensive, but their wines are generally ... California appellated (the Barbera was Amador County last time I bought it).Cary Gott continues to consult with wineries up in Amador, especially growers who want to put out their own wine, it seems.  And his own website insists that the Zin he made in Amador was the b... Read More

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  • Misery loves company.  But it was fitting to go from Dino to the pan-Ital ... enjoyed Cooper, known for Barbera, as well.&nbs Read More

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  • Not a good time to bring up the Clips again.  Ouch.Okay, Terra d'Oro Barbera from our excursion.  Thought I wouldn't have a lot of thirst after tasting close to 20 wines today (i know, amateur level), but we finished the bottle.  Then my wife's group drank part of a bottle of Lyrarakis Kostifali, a red from Crete that is like a much better versi... Read More

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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... stranger ... stranger to Montevina's Barbera.  At under $10 a bottle, I think it's a fantastic bargain and a great daily drinker with all your tomato based sauces and pizza.  But I didn't really plan to visit the winery because it's a big commercial operation, albeit family owned, an... Read More

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  • This is a late response... looks like your Amador weekend is ... who knows?I adored the Andis Barbera at the time, and bought a few bottles.  One of the issues I've had in my 20yrs or so of drinking (off and on) Amador wine is that they have a re-fermentation issue going on over the years.  I have loved a wine, brought it home, and then opened ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Two Quick Trips, Your latest... by 87843napagirl68 87843 napagirl68


  • It’s hard to say no to a million bucks. This past Wednesday the ... ... the ... such as Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Teroldego and Marzemino.” Chardonnay is also a popular grape in Alpine Valleys vineyards, being used for “both sparkling and table wines.” Photo Credit: Alpine Valleys Wine Regi Read More

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  • Okay, I get to take two quick trips this month.  First, we go to San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, and Cambria (more or less in that order).  We have one night in Pismo Beach that we can go out for dinner, and we can do a very limited amount of wine tasting because we will have the kids.  So, where do we have dinner in Pismo?  If we eat out in Cambr... 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.

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

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