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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  • Kunde Red Dirt Red 2008

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    Love so much! Picked it up on our trip to Sonoma in March and saved it for New Years Eve! Read More

    Wine review by courtneyrebecca


  • Super Bowl XLIX will be played on February 1, 2015 at University of Phoenix ... ... of Syrah, Zinfandel and Barbera$15, 13.5% abv. It's a ripe and fruity red blend with a lot of red cherry elements and a bright, clear mouthfeel. Low acidity and medium tannins, with an aftertaste of blackberries and black cherries. It's an interesting blend of... Read More

    From the article How to Pair Wine with Super Bowl Foods


  • Belle Scogliere Barbera d'Asti Italy 2012

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    a wonderful pasta wine and just perfect for that table of food as the wine is pleasant, homey, lively and virulent. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • I have been trying to find info on wine terminology. Im lost everytime I visit the wine section and read the reviews as I dont know what they mean.  Please help. I enjoy red and whites that are not very sweet and not dry and that I can drink 3 sips at once without  having to pucker. Not as sweet as Beringers white zifandel  and not as dry as Mir... Read More

    Forum post in the topic No clue about Wine Terminology


  • Pio Cesare Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Wow, a '10 Pets that's already open? Good to hear.Probably because the ... Tempranillo) and Italian (Barbera and Trebbianon) grape varieties.  In addition to these "Estate Grown" grapes, it appears that vint other varieties (e.g., PG, Primitivo and Zinfandel) from other areas.In the descriptions of their wines, they give some grape-variety his... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Robert Biale Vineyards Barbera 2001

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • My name's Dick and I LOVE wine!I'm still in Seattle, on tablet ... ... course JD's G. Conterno barbera d'alba.   What a lucky gu Read More

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  • Hi All,  I hope you all have great Holiday season.I bought some Champagne and other sparkling white wine today and for the first time noticed there is no year indicated on the label. I haven't noticed that before.I am guessing it is only new to me.But I wonder why not all wines indicate the year and what does it mean, if at all.Thanks for your i... Read More

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  • I'm kind of glad this one came back to life as I was checking in for the ... They use the new botte for Barbera for a few years to get the flavor out of it.  They think it adds harsh tannins, etc.  (Generally, they also don't toast very much, either, so you would be getting unpolymerized wood tannins.)  They also insist that the wood for the b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic All about Oak


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