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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  • Red, sorry to hear about that harrowing adventure to Total Wine, the insanity ... ... Pinot NoirRocca Felice Barbera d'Alba Superiore Famiglia LanzavecchiaQuinta de Ventozelo Douro Quinta de Ventozelo Reserva&nbs Read More

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  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a ... flight which included a 2011 Barbera, the 2012 Savoia (Nebbiolo, Barbera and Syrah blend), a 2008 Nebbiolo and the 2012 Alisos (Sangiovese and Merlot). All of these were really good, we came away with one each of the blends.  Next up was Samsara where the winema... Read More

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  • Hello wine lovers. Im a newby. I find that I love a Mendoza Malbec  like its oxygen and Nineteen Crimes cab is to die for ( althouth not in the way some of the criminals may have in route to australia) . I also am enjoying some less complex but well balanced red blends like Apothic. My favorite malbec so far is Alamos and Cigar Box is pretty nic... Read More

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  • Enkidu Bedrock Vineyard Barbera 2013

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    Beautiful red plum color in the glass. Something of a musky nose. On the tongue, this is an absolute knock-off of so many Italian red wines that I have enjoyed over the years. Medium bodied. Fresh, bright red fruit, but the dominant characteristic is tartness. Now, Im sure that somebody will insist that if one dimension dominates, then the ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Barbera Cooper Ranch 2011

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  • Barbera Cooper Ranch 2011

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  • And you can always get some Barbera, which can age well and which will be a lot less money than Barolo or Barbaresco. Well, at least usually it will be. And Nebbiolo is made in other areas as well, so depending on what you're looking for, you can buy a few bottles of something from Valtellina or Gattinara, both of which can produce very nice Neb... Read More

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  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2012

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    Nice balance of fruit and acidity with no noticeable tannins. There was a ... ... of the bottle. Good basic barber Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Ravenswood Besieged 2013

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    The color of this wine is a mix between purple, burgundy and has brown tinges....oily in texture! Rich dark berry aromas with some dried dark fruits in there as well. Flavors follow suit and there are added notes of licorice, nutty oak, Earthy spice tones, blackberry, dark cherries etc....full mouthfeel and buttery smooth! Alcohol tinge right... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Sun and The Valley (and Piemonte) have been familiar stomps for me, too. ... ... Did you drink Barbaresco and Barbera, to 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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