Barbera is a red Italian wine grape variety that, as of 2000, was the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy (after Sangiovese and Montepulciano). It produces good yields and is known for deep color, low tannins and high levels of acid.Century-old vines still exist in many regional vineyards and allow for the production of long-aging, robust red wines with intense fruit and enhanced tannic content. The best known appellation is the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) Barbera d'Asti in the Piedmont region. When young, the wines offer a very intense aroma of fresh red and blackberries.
Posts about Barbera
    • Quick Sip: Vietti 2012 Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne

      Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the 2012 Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne from Vietti Winery. Located in Italy's Piedmont region within the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto, Vietti has family roots tracing back to the 19th century. They are currently operated by fourth-generation family members.

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    • Massena Barbera 2012

      A mechanical pop and a small plume of vapour as I remove the seal. No one is watching so I raise the glass to my ear for the tinkle of small bubbles. I wait for the distraction of the the CO2 to pass, but even so the first sip is more cola than wine. . . A old leathe ...

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    • Gabe’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

      If you’re not sure what to get someone as a gift this year, consider a good bottle of wine or spirits —‚ always in season. Anyone who drinks alcohol will certainly appreciate a well-chosen bottle to enjoy, be it alone or with friends (my hope is that it’s with you). Throughout the year, I’ve tasted a number of the best bottles in both the wine and spir ...

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  • Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver?

    … and vanilla aromas in the glass. Full body, dry and soft. Ripe cassis and vanilla flavours. Soft tannins,mouth watering acidity, and some spice on the finish. Highly recommended. Tenuta Montemagno Mysterium Barbera d’Asti DOCG Superiore 2009 Velenosi Verdicchio dei Castelli Di Jesi DOC Querciantica 2013 – Light stone fruit nose. Medium body, soft and round…

    MyWinePalin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D’Asti 2012

    … Straightforward and sturdy, delivering a thirst quenching balance of tart fruits and earthy spice. Estate: Founded by brothers Pico and Vitaliano Maccario in 1997 with the land they inherited from their grandfather, the estate is located on the hillsides in the province of Asti 600 feet above sea level. The 70 hectare vineyard is one single…

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  • Studio Time with Rinascimento

    … needs at least 3-5, and then it’ll be a beauty. 2010 vintage available at Empire Wine, Wine Library and Saratoga Wine. G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba 2011 (limited availability) A slightly more modern Barbera, with higher alcohol (14.5%) and some up front cherry flavor, but still retains that old-world character of earth, mushrooms, and locker room on the nose. Decent acid, food-friendly. A well-made Piedmontese Barbera is simply impossible to dislike. Categories: Red Wine Rose Wine …

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 1 readers -
  • Ravenswood Besieged by Nature this Halloween

    …, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet, and Mourvedre with precision and care. Would the grapes from these old vines produce a bewitching blend? With time and age, Joel thought we shall know. Joel Peterson, better known for his full-bodied Ravenswood Zinfandel wines, has decided to try his fortune at making a blend from old vine…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Batasiolo Barbera d’Alba DOC 2011

    … The good people at Mondial Wines sent me this bottle as they know I’m partial to Italian wines, and they’re nuts about them. Barbera d’Alba is one of those wines that’s great because it’s easy to understand. It’s made from Barbera grapes grown around the town of … go on guess … well done, it is Alba. Other grapes grown in the neighbourhood…

    Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops- 1 readers -
  • A Peek at the Wines of Attilio Ghisolfi

    … When you take all the different grapes and styles into account, the diversity coming out of Italy can make your head spin with delight. Despite the variety, Barolo and Barbera remain among the most recognizable. Attilio Ghisolfi features both of those, and more, in their portfolio. The original nine acres of land that Attilio Ghisolfi farms…

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  • The Best Box Wines - Vinchio-Vaglio Serra Piemonte Barbera 2012

    … Vinchio Vaglio Serra, a winery known for their excellent Barbera production. Their winemaker, Giuliano Noe, has brought about a Barbera revival with his excellent wines, and even the entry level Barbera from VVS was not left out. Barbera is a wine that is easy to pair with many meals. Antipasti of meats, cheese, and olives, poultry and red meat…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 13 readers -
  • There is No ‘R’ in Delicious

    … Yes, it is October, and while it is never stated, the unspoken rule seems to be ‘no rosé in months containing the letter r.’ May to August isn’t enough time to enjoy all the beautiful rosés out there, especially when temperatures reach into the 80’s and there’s a salmon on the grill. Rosé just seems right. Solune is a winery in Grass Valley…

    From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 2 readers -
  • Argentina – Part 4

    … Spain, Italy, and France. Most were farmers and they brought with them treasured vine cuttings from the old country: Spanish Tempranillo and Torrontés, Italian Barbera and Sangiovese, and French Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Malbec. However, things started to go downhill for the wine industry throughout the twentieth century, thanks to a variety…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 4 readers -
  • Random Samples 9/15/2014

    … Mondavi’s “La Famiglia” project which focused on Italian grapes). When Mondavi went the corporate route, the project was eliminated, Jim kept going with Mel Knox, a long time French barrel salesman. Their fruit grows in Lodi, long a source for jug wines, but has recently been producing several highly regarded wines (more on Lodi in a coming post…

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