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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  • Well DV, if you like Barbera, the place is an Italian place with a chef from Sicily and an Italian wine list. The owner actually pulled out a La Gerla but we didn't open it. He has been collecting wine himself for many years and has a few thousand bottles he wants to drink with someone. He particularly likes Spain and when he heard that I had so... Read More

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  • Greg got kidnapped!  :)That looks like the kind of night that happens very ... way, I opened the Conterno Barbera d'Alba you gave me.  I had ambitions to hold it for a couple of years, but Sunday was a great dinner of lasagna my wife made.  We'd already had a couple of BC cab/merlot blends before dinner, so Chester had a look in my fridge for a... Read More

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  • Had the pleasure to taste with GregT in San Diego yesterday evening. I had the idea to pair up Greg and a friend from the Netherlands who was in San Diego for a convention, due to their interest in Tokaj, and it seemed to work well, everyone having a good time.Lessons Learned: Harslevelu is good stuff, and probably my new favorite white wine gra... Read More

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  • Very interesting, Al.  Thanks for posting.  I have to agree, though, ... $50.Pio Cesare 2011 Fides Barbera d'Alba for $75.A couple Chianti Classicos for less than $100.There also seem to be some good choices in the "Spain" section.  I'll let somebody else comment on the "France" section.On the other hand, it appears that you enjoyed yourself i... Read More

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  • Eclispe - I like your spelling! And I agree - stick around.EMark - what I like ... ... don't think it's Barbera, but maybe. There used to be acres and acres of it grown in CA that went into stuff like this and the various Burgundies.Home made too, which is nice. I imagine that today, with the nice box and everything, it's probably more than tw... Read More

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  • Grans Muralles Espanja Katalonia Punaviinit Miguel Torres Do Conca de Barberà 2000


    Had this last night with a steak. A huge and complex wine in its prime. Cork was crumbly, and had to decant the wine through a sieve, but that was the only complaint. Purple and opaque...powerful. Just a great glass. Read More

    Wine review by dobbsml

  • Greetings,We have an old bottle of wine that we have very little knowledge about. I'm hoping that someone on this site might be able to enlighten us. Thanks in advance,Donna Read More

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  • Guido Porro Paesan 2009


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    Wine review by kevinley

  • Don't put yourself in a pinch over your Mar. 17 wine and food ... heft, maybe an Italian barbera,” he wrote. Should your Patty palate lean more toward battered fish and french fries Tasker recommended quaffing a California sparkler, noting the bubbles should gently scrub the dish's heavy-handedness. Only a wine of considerable constitution coul... Read More

    From the article St. Patrick's Powerful Palate Demands Equally Powerful Pairings

  • Bought two bottles of Ulises Valdez's 2011 St. Peter's Church Zinfandel ... the flavor is much more like Barber Read More

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