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.
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  • Xmas::NY Interweek & Xmas Tasting

    … do not judge them DO NOT ADJUST YOUR CONTROLS. The foto is not in focus. The foreground grips control the horizontal and the vertical. Please ring the bell for service. Main Street icon How was your holiday party? Ours was fab. Grab-bag wines, gag gifts and the popular and expanding re-gifting center charmed our guests. A Christmas party…

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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 leather boot, polish and citrus peel. More meat, spice and autumn leaves than fruit…

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  • 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. The Barbera grape variety, native…

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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…

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  • Office Holiday Party Time

    … Bello for an Italian repast, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that I'm adding a couple of Italian wines to The List tonight. It's far more surprising - to me at least - that I'm only adding two bottles. The Boss likes throwing out a good selection of wines at the start of the evening - a couple of this and two or three of that - but I didn't start…

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  • Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver?

    … Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver? Italian wines put a smile on my face and many other wine lovers I know. Grapes that are native to Italy, and not as wide-spread around the world like Barbera, Nebbiolo, Rondinella and Corvina produce wines that are very interesting and flavourful. But Italy still has to work hard to get the general…

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

    … cherry and dried rose. Tart cherry with hints of sage comprised the medium body, whilst black peppercorn and tart fruits lingered lushly between each sip. 100% Barbera Barbera D’Asti Italy Estate Bottled by Pico Maccario S.S. Agr. 13.5% Alcohol $12 Enjoy now thru 2015 Rated 86 points by Wine Enthusiast Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in budget friendly, estate bottled, italy and tagged barbera. Bookmark the permalink.…

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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 …

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  • Ravenswood Besieged by Nature this Halloween

    …, black plums, and overripe raspberry fruit flavours, with some roast chicken in the background. A hint of oak, cloves, and black pepper toward the finish.There was also some rose petals that seemed to float above the fruit flavours. Medium finish, which I wish lasted longer. On the finish the tannins picked up a bit, but not overly drying, along…

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

    … to call this wine Barbara, like the Beach Boys‘ Barbara-Ann, but it’s more like Bar-bear-a. Save yourself a snooty look from a waiter, but do remember when you get a snooty look that the waiter is working for tips and tip appropriately. This Batasiolo Barbera d’Alba DOC 2011 is a dark ruby colour, almost opaque. You certainly wouldn’t want to spill…

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  • 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

    …The first selection in our series on boxed wine! A True Bulk Buy! This post brought to you by: Get the Chateau Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2010 for just $18.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! 100% Barbera from Piedmont, Italy. Available for as low as $16 for a 3L bottle. From the importer: "This wine is an entry level Barbera from…

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  • There is No ‘R’ in Delicious

    … language, hailing from Québec. Yes, a French-speaking, Canadian is growing Italian grapes in California. Does that sound wrong? It is no more wrong than drinking rosé in October. The result is a deep orange-red, Barbera rosé, with earthy, citrus and red fruit aromas. The body is medium, the acidity is tart. The flavors are cranberries and sloe gin with a hint of bitter lime peel on the finish. It is juicy, tart and rich with color and flavor. …

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