Barbera d'Alba Wine

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Barbera d’Alba is a DOC in the northwest region of Piedmont, Italy. The wine is produced from 100% Barbera planted in and around the town of Alba, on the steep slopes of vineyards which often share soil with Nebbiolo and Dolcetto. Barbera is an ancient grape which has thrived in the region for centuries. Though the earliest written accounts come relatively late. 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 varietals growing in Piedmont. When the Phylloxera crisis hit Piedmont in the late 1800s, Barbera was given precedence over many other red varietals because of its easy maintenance and penchant for high yields. For this reason, Barbera is styled as both popular everyday table wine as well as fine aged Superiore, which is aged for a minimum Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Barbera d'Alba View all

  • Barbera

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

  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

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  • Cantina Monti

    Located at Monforte d'Alba, in the heart of the Langhe hills, the estate was founded in 1996, wh...

  • Hilberg-Pasquero

    The Casa Pasquero Farm was founded in the early 20th century on a hilltop in Bricco Gatti. Follow...

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  • Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cerretta 2012

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  • Guido Porro Barbera Barbera d'Alba Santa Caterina 2013

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    2 or 3 months in botteTight, focused and pure on the nose with beautiful aromas of violet tinged black plum and black currant fruit. Bright, lean brilliant fruit greets the palate, edgy with such cut, freshness and purity to the plum skin and earthy raspberry fruit. Quite long on the palate, racy and focused with a hint of minerality on the fini... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Guido Porro Barbera Barbera d'Alba Santa Caterina 2013

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  • Vigna Rionda Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2011

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    Fruit from the lowest part of Rionda and west facing part of Margheria, called le tourne. Only produced in top vintagesCreamy on the nose with a wood smoke top note over fine candied medicinal notes, the oak is fairly obvious. Big, ripe, polished, powerful, and deep on the palate with big fruit and creamy oak on the backend leading to long blac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vigna Rionda Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2011

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  • Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barbera d'Alba Aves 2012

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    Chocolate, ivy, black cherry, and mineral come together on the nose with just a subtle underlay of wood,. Big acids on entry let you know this is Barbera, and this remains brilliant in the mouth with huge drive on the palate and great clarity to the red cherry and black plummy fruit. With fabulous balance and integration of flavors, you get just... Read More

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  • Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barbera d'Alba Aves 2012

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  • Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba 2012

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    Tight floral notes that are a little peppery greet the nose along with some soil spice notes violets and a bit of beefiness. Black plum and juniper pop on entry where this is bright, with great cut, and super freshness. Truly a clear, light on its feet exaltation of Barbera that shows a subtle chocolate ripeness on the back palate back note, al... Read More

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  • Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba 2012

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  • Cappellano Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2009

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    Smoky, ripe and complex on the nose, with deep earthy, medicinal accents to the candied black fruit and a lovely hint of chocolate liquor and chocolate covered cherry. Electric acids on attack are followed by rich,powerfully dark yet fresh fruit, unfolding gorgeous layers of plum, earth, and gently spiced fruit. This is an incredible wine, long ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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