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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  • I really need to go to OT's non-wine related project page and post about ... ... They had sold out of Barbera and Dolcetto; there's talk a Nebbiolo is coming, but I'm skeptical about their location. Then on to Mauritson.I picked up my allocation of 3 each of Jack's Cabin Zin and Westphall Zin while we tasted through all the SVD Rockpile Zins.... Read More

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  • Cascina Adelaide Barbera d'Alba Superior Amabilin 2007


    True to verital. Full bodied, smooth finish. Want more! Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Pico Maccario Barbera d'Asti Villa Della Rosa 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Monferrine Piemonte Italy Barbera 2014


    this wine was bland and very tart for a variety that i have high expectations. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Fratelli Levis Piemonte Barbera 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Trader Joe's Barbera Napa Valley Lot# 124 2013


    Little on the nose but fruit forward on the palate. Abundant red fruit on the palate with lots of acidity and light tannins. Great QPR on this wine. Get it while it lasts. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • v v, I have never tried an Insignia.  I do have one bottle in my ... I ... I would have more Carignane, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet, and probably some others.Was in a strange mood last night and did CS two nights in a row.  This one might almost qualify for v v's ". . . Completely Different" thread: As you might guess, this is another one that ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Sperss Nebbiolo Barbera Gaja Gaja Red 1999


    sperss 1999 still frech and young , cerises , leather , little smokey , hints of violet Read More

    Wine review by Benbibendum

  • Piemonte Barbera Bric di Bersan 2012


    This wine was served with the main course [of ham ] at a wedding lunch I ... ... ... at the weekend.Piemonte Barbera is an Italian DOC from the Piedmont region in the north-west corner of that country. Barbera is the grape variety and Bric di Bersan is the producer.I thought it had a lot of a cherry,blackbery and raspberry style fruit with ve... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Giovanni Rosso Donna Margherita Barbera 2013


    A really nice wine for a good price. Lost of berry flavor with ripe juiciness and a smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

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