Barbaresco Wine

 

Barbaresco is one of the noble wines of Piedmont, in northwest Italy. It has a history dating back centuries, though it has drastically changed in style. Through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was fashionable for wines to have a touch of frothy sweetness. Although Nebbiolo has always been the base for Barbaresco, grapes such as Moscatello and Passeretto were blended in for this effect. 
 
Enter Domizio Cavazza, the proclaimed “Father of Barbaresco,” who became the first director of the Enological School of Alba (Italy’s oldest) in 1888. In 1894 he founded the first official Barbaresco cooperative with local landowners, and began producing the wine in the single varietal, dry style that we know and love. 
 
In 1933, the Barbaresco zone was officially delineated, and it became DOC in 1966, achieving DOCG, the superior status, in 1980. The four villages of Barbaresco are located in the Langhe along the Tanaro river and consist of Barbaresco, Nieve Read more »

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Corvina

    History of the grape: There are 6th century written documents by Cassiodoro, a magistrate of Visigoth King Theodorus,...

Subregions of Barbaresco

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  • Giuseppe Cortese

    Cortese's family produces and vinifies with passion.Since 3 generations, using its own grapes fro...

  • Orlando Abrigo

    The village of Barolo lies in the centre of the Langhe, the most prestigious wine-growing area in...

  • Ada Nada

    It all began long ago in 1919, when granfather Carlo bought a farmhouse in the Rombone hamlet...

  • Bruno Giacosa

    The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and...

  • Marchesi di Gresy

    Alberto di Grésy was born in Milan on June 1, 1952, where he completed his studies and graduated ...

  • Cà Nova

    The Cà Nova Estate winery was born in 1996.. About ten hectars of vineyards, a modern cellar and ...

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Barbaresco on Snooth

  • Rob posted a brief piece on the two decanted nebs over at ... was an 08’ Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva. The other wine was an unknown 2008 Nebbiolo, and I had (incorrectly) assumed it would be another wine from Piemonte.When we got in to the wines, we started with what turned out to be the ringer, and it was immediately expressive on the nose wi... Read More

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  • Think Fox'll be posting something here later, but for the time being these ... ... Glenn Rose2008 Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva2006 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja2008 Wind Gap Syrah Sonoma Coast2011 Big Table Farm White Hawk Syrah2009 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder2013 Historic Vineyard Society Zinfandel Bedrock Vineya Read More

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  • Attended a small, very pleasant get-together at Fox's home on Sunday ... ... well next to a well-known Barbaresco that required a higher tariff. Lots of other bottles consumed over several hours. OT took some snaps and hopefully he'll share.That's my drive-by for now. Read More

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  • Thank heavens we are done with ours or so it seems, lots of basements flooding ... ... Barbera, one really good Barbaresco and an excellent Brunell Read More

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  • Well, there is a lot of wine out there and a limited capacity for, and time ... I sampled some Barolo and Barbaresco fairly recentl 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 almost tanninless finish. If drank blind, I would of bet it was a example of an Barbera d'Asti. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Damilano Barbera d'Alba Lablu 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2015

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    This is the 2015 vintage and the third vintage I've bought from them. Ripe black fruit with balancing acid and a long tart tanninless finish. Nice barbera and nice for a change. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Well Al (and others), if you want to find out what Produttori del Barbaresco is capable of, this offering is a great place to start. No worries about being too young or dumb....  ;-)Many of these will blow away a great portion of the wines posted here.Just a few variations of Produttori labels: 1964, 1970, 1979, 2009. Produttori del Barbaresco -... Read More

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  • Interesting review from Jancis Robinson on the Bera Barbaresco. Where I was surprised it was as open as it was, she found it still closed roughly six months ago. One definite possibility is that she drank closer to the source from protected, rested bottles. Mine were subjected to whatever ravages of the trip halfway around the world. Didn't thin... Read More

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