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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  • Mostly reds for me, my wife drinks only white. I usually buy in the $15-$20 ... broadly. CdR, Zin, Syrah, Barbera, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo mostl Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Every Day Wine?


  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • Don't be shy now... I don't always drink classified growths, the best boutique wines of California, Washington or Oregon or even fine Champagne every night.  Price is part of the equation, I suppose, but "rightness" or "fit" seems more apropos.  A modest Riesling, a Viognier from Provence, or a good quality (but modestly priced) A. C. Bordeaux w... Read More

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  • La Torre Sangue di Giuda Dell'Oltrepo Pavese Frizzante 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Interesting wine. Haven't had a Barbera in years - worth the money? Read More

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  • I opened a 2014 Veglio Barbera d'Alba last night. Light ruby in color. Light medium bodied. Red fruited and high acid with an almost tanninless finish. If drank blind, I would of bet it was a example of an Barbera d'Asti. Read More

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  • Veglio Michelino E Figlio Barbera d'Alba 2014

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    Light ruby in color. Light medium bodied. Red fruited and high acid withan ... ... bet it was a example of an Barbera d'Ast Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Pico Maccario Lavignone Rose Piedmont 2017

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    Highly floral aromas of raspberry and cherry with perfumed white blossom and hints of pear. Nice mouthfeel on this with good acidity but not overpowering, cinnamon and black pepper spice, cherry and strawberry fruit, a bit of dried herb and a candied plum and grapefruit finish that turns creamy at the end. Well-rounded and enjoyable. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Damilano Barbera d'Alba Lablu 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera Piemonte DOC 2016

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    Clear cranberry juice coloration and rather oily around the inside of my wine glass. Aromas that are of super concentrated fruits (grape/bing cherry/blackberry/blueberry), along with plummy spice, dry Earthy notes and some alcohol burn. The flavors follow suit and provide a deep, rich fruit-berry profile, with pronounced blackberry, blueberry,... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • In reply to thewineattic on California barberas, the only domestic barbera I've found that I like is from Sunset Cellars: http://www.sunsetcellars.com/Barbera.html My favorite barberas are from Bruno Giacosa and the Andrea Oberto Barbera d'Alba Giada. The 2005 Giada is amazing, although it needs a good hour to breathe. I have not tried ...

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  • What is your favorite California Winery making Barbera?

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  • The Best of Show winner at the California State Fair this year is an Amador County Barbera. Nice attention for this lesser known varietal.

    Comment by 212777Amador Wine 212777 Amador Wine


  • Still looking for Beverno 2008 by Ponte Family. Where can I buy it in AZ? shirleywright@cox.net

    Comment by 165477shirley1062 165477 shirley1062


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