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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    Wine review by SpaceBoy


  • Duncan, I'd much rather have the Chave than 90+% of the syrahs out of ... ... of the second halves of both Barbera and cheap Spanish tempranillo bottles, or margaritas, tonight over here in Tokyo. Menu was guacamole starters, followed by a Morocaan chicken dish with lots of chilis and garlic and olives, over couscous. Guess which choice won, e... Read More

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  • La Gobba Gutturnio DOC 2010

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    A full bodied red wine with persistent flavor of blackberry.perfect pairing with red meat. Read More

    Wine review by paul1970


  • I get the itch for those kinda wines Fox, but don't have the same low ... ... ... a blend of Dolcetto, Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Light to medium in weight, tasty cranberry/ sour cherry fruit. Medium to medium plus acidity with good cut. Finishes strong with spice and earth notes, good length and intensity. Stated alcohol seems r... Read More

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  • Yesterday I finally published a rather extensive look at the Barberas tasted during my visits to Piedmont earlier this year. In that review I mentioned how wonderfully Barbera pairs with grilled veggies, even the most simply prepared recipes. I love the zing of Barbera's acid with grilled vegetables and fine olive oil but perhaps the best partne... Read More

    From the article Great Grilled Eggplant


  • Mighty fine red Italian blend from Remy Wines. This is a mix of Sangiovese, Barbera and Dolcetto. A very expressive nose of stewed plums and blackberries. The layers of black and blue fruits are very well balanced against fine grained tannins, a bit of pepper and some mouth watering acidity.Picked this up at the winery during our 4th of July vis... Read More

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  • Remy Wines Three Wives Remy's Red Or/Wa 2011

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    Mighty fine red Italian blend from Remy Wines. This is a mix of Sangiovese, Barbera and Dolcetto. A very expressive nose of stewed plums and blackberries. The layers of black and blue fruits are very well balanced against fine grained tannins, a bit of pepper and some mouth watering acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Prunotto Barbera d'Asti Fiulot 2012

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    Nicely floral on the nose with streaks of blue fruit, a whiff of smoke and some ... the finale. Kind of textbook Barbera. 88p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I got so excited about dolcetto this year, see my report on The Return of ... ... that I almost forgot about Barbera!  I love Barbera. It’s a rich wine, though too often spoofed up with too much oak, but when you find an example that focuses on the fruit you get a wine that is bursting with mouth cleansing acids, rich with plummy fruit, and li... Read More

    From the article Barbera is Taking on Airs


  • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Vigna Scarrone 2011

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    Minerally on the nose and subtly floral with a little spicy black juniper and a bit of sweet cherry compote. Sweet fruit greets the mouth then this turns taut and a little chewy in the mouth while delivering a rich mouth full of black fruit, spicy with good acids and lots of flesh surrounding the acids. Theres a little sweet toasty spice adding ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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