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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  • Finding myself a little more curious as to what's going on at this price point lately, with neighbors looking to me for advice, and I did hear BLM's call recently as well.So two regions came to mind, not only for reasonable pricing, but for good overall quality potential. The Languedoc in the South of France, and Etna Rosso from the volcanic soi... Read More

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  • Selva Capuzza Garda Classico Rosso Superiore Madèr 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by SilviaFantoni


  • Selva Capuzza Garda Classico Rosso 2013

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    Wine review by SilviaFantoni


  • Selva Capuzza Garda Classico Chiaretto S.Donino 2015

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    Wine review by SilviaFantoni


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  • G.d. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superior 2013

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    did not really like the harsh inky touches... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • My first ever internet wine purchase arrived today! After a failed signature ... of sangiovese, primitivo, barbera, & dolcetto I don't know quite what to expect. 3 bottles of each. Ordered to drink not save. Will let settle first.&nbs Read More

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  • Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba 2014

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    Strange wine. Moldy nose. (May be corked.) Very unusual mouthfeelseems weighty. Very dulled flavor of dried fruit. Then, some saltiness. (?) Lots of tart acidity like I might expect from a Chianti, but more a fuller body than a Chianti. It will be easy to pass up on this wine the next time I see it on a store shelf. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Trader Joe's Reserve Barbera 2014

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    Very fruit forward with strong acidity and a tanninless finish. Ripest barbera I have ever drank. Over the top. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • RCKR, Thanks! But you did give me an idea. I've never actually developed my ... ... sangiovese, tempranillo, barbera, gruner veltliner, lemberger, etc. BIG AL - Trader Joe's over here cannot sell wine. They're only allowed to sell those horrendous non-alcoholic "wine products."  We can only buy from wine shops. But there is a great place just o... Read More

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