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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  • 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

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  • It's interesting, Jon, that Ruby Cabernet seems to be grown a lot in BC. ... Reserva Real (blended with Barbera Read More

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  • Hey guys!  Two Wines, a red blend and a white blend. I own the ... ... 20% RUBY CABERNET | 10% BARBERA   Please email me for more information!  Elliott@suttonandtaylor.c Read More

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  • Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva 2010

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    Not your fathers Rioja. Brick red in the glass with lots of red fruit on the ... Simple wine, reminds me of a Barber Read More

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  • MEXICO!Pavo Real Wines are cultivated in Valle De Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico. A plentiful and exceptional Viticulture region, wines have been cultivated in Mexico since the Spanish first arrived in the 16th century. Until now, these wines have been enjoyed within the Mexican borders. Blended by MS Ian Cauble and Imported Directly into the United St... Read More

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  • If you can include French, you can get your distributor's rep to bring some ... bases, but Montevino's Barbera is an easy-to-source wine that can retail for $10-12 easily.  For a little more, their Terra d'Oro wines are a little better, and still in the ballpark of $20.  Bokisch makes good Iberian-style wines, as does Pierce Ranch, and they are... Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • "Pinotage despite the name and heritage  is NOTHING like Pinot ... ... thread reminded me of some Barbera that needs to be disposed of, so that's what I'm off to.&nbs Read More

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