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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  • Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti 2012

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    Light on the nose. Red fruit on the palate with lots of acid and a almost ... ... ... free spicy finish. Nice Barbera Read More

    Wine review by 1073394RandyFisher 1073394 RandyFisher


  • Gran Passione Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2012

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    Richly spiced earth and leather aromas with full fruited notes of cherry and raspberry with some bramble fruit. Refreshing acidity and more bold red fruit flavors in the mouth show this has a lot to offer, with a fair bit of earthy spice coming through towards the long, black cherry finish.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • It is kind of funny how a good bottle of wine can make someone so happy, ... ... to open a nice 2011 Clerico Barbera. Originally had it earmarked for a wine tasting for later on, but it went perfect with the dinner and put a big smile on one of our dinner companion Read More

    Forum post in the topic Newbie with a question on...


  • Here are some links to the wineries websites.  And a bit of ... variety wines, including Barbera and Dolcetto.  I think their Southern Rhone style red named Mistral Ranch was what first drew my attention to this winery.Syncline also makes a fairly broad mix of wines with bigger production.  Their Rhone style reds are my favorites from their cat... Read More

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  • Any favorite wines/wineries in this area? planning a spring trip starting in the columbia gorge and heading towards Yakima. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Columbia gorge


  • In 2012 it looked like this:1. Chardonnay (93,153 acres)2. Cabernet Sauvignon ... ... Sirah (7,957 acres)12. Barbera (6,286 acres)13. Chenin Blanc (5,936 acres)14. Grenache (5,846 acres)15. Ruby Cabernet (5,801)16. Carignan (2,547 acres)Rubired is used to make juice and powdered tannins. It's one reason wines like Earthquake Zin can be so dar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... red wine grapes include Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Grenache, Malbec, Mouvedre, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot Sangiovese and Tannat. Important white wine varietals include Chenin blanc, French Colombard, Gewürztraminer, Marsanne, Muscat Canelli, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Riesli... Read More

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  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

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  • Le Orme Barbera Dasti. Michele Chiarlo 2012

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    Another sampler from Lunch. As a Bubbly, a bit too sweet fruity and floral for me, but could see it pairing well with various foods. Very inexpensive Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Grenache as Garnacha and Cabernet are blended in Priorat in some of the top ... a friend served and it had Barbera and Cab--also new to me.  It was really good. Ruby Cabernet was a hybrid created at Davis, yes?  Cab and carignane, mostly used in bulk wines.  I think the idea was to get Cab's good traits and Carignane's ability to grow just abo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic MEXICAN WINE, PAVO REAL WINES


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