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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  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2015

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    This is the 2015 vintage and the third vintage I've bought from them. Ripe ... ... tart tanninless finish. Nice barbera and nice for a chang Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  •      I too enjoy white wines and that is all my wife drinks but ... tart tanninless finish. Nice barbera and nice for a change.     Anyone else enjoy barber Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Stark Wine Company Barbera Damiano Vineyard 2013

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    A lot of light comes through the glassmuch like what I would expect from an Italian wine. Red fruit on entrycherry, strawberry. A little bit of slate from mid- to rear-palate. Really needs acid. Its not an awful wine, its just not, particularly, satisfying. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • This arrived, today, from Last Bottle's August MarathonTenuta Buon Tempo ... Queen Gruner VeltlinerStark Barbera Damiano VineyardChehalem Three Vineyard RieslingMost of the whites will be going to the catsitter--and with much appreciation.Most of the reds will be everyday drinkers.Expecting Apsara tomorro Read More

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  • The 2018 UNDER 20 Tasting is scheduled for November 15 at Eastpointe Singer ... ... (PS Dolcetta or Vietti Barbera)-Conreria d' Scala Dei. -Priorat Black Slate... the Closer&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic The 2018 "UNDER 20" Tasting.....


  • We had a nice Italian wine (2014 Barbera Alba) Saturday night prior to a ballet at The Kennedy Center.  This bottle needed some time to open up, so the decanter helped.  It really changed over a period of 20 minutes.  I would buy this one again. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Ravenswood Besieged 2014

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    A Ravenswood project and a veritable whos who of deep red grape varieties. Surprisingly restrained yet still a touch heated on the nose with spicy blackberry and black currant aromas and pleasant sweet spice. Quite fruity on entry and intriguingly diverse, beginning with blueberry, black cherry and blackberry fruit before releasing a swath of ta... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Coppo Barbera d'Asti Riserva Della Famiglia 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba 2015

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    If not a life-changing experience, this is a perfectly functional wine. Pretty much what I would expect from a relatively low-dollar Italian winelight red fruit, not terribly full-bodied, somewhat tart. Easy to drink by itself or with a meal. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • La Stoppa Trebbiolo Rosso 2014

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    Here the blend is based on between 55-70 percent Barbera and 30-45 percent Croatina (known locally as Bonarda). The wines tend to be softly flavored and well rounded with distinctive cherry. This was given to me by a new friend Therese, she knows her stuff Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


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