Barbera

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Barbera is an important black grapes variety cultivated in Northern Italy, mainly in Piedmont, Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna. It is a versatile variety because it is used both in the production of generic wines (table wines), but also in important designations, both in purity and in assembly with other varieties.

There are three main aspects that characterize this grape: acidity, acidity and ... acidity. Well, it is not a typo, but what comes to mind as we think of its distinctly fresh wine. Precisely because of this intrinsic and pleasant characteristic, together with a moderate content of tannins, it is widely appreciated on many tables.

Its origins, as often happens, are unclear: some ancient documents already talked about it in the thirteenth century and allow us to localize its first use in the Monferrato, still today an important area with an enological vocation straddling the provinces of Alessandria and Asti.

Tasting

With Barbera, heterogeneous wines are produced under the taste-olfactory profile, given that the production area is very wide and the various environmental conditions always mark the final product out. In all cases, however, the wines made with Barbera are accumulated by a clear acidity, which gives a very pleasant freshness to the wine, and a moderate tannin.

The wine is ruby red, intense. The bouquet of the aromas is wide: in the young wines the fruity notes emerge more, while in the aged wines they find space, but without exaggerating, the spicy notes. In the mouth it is undoubtedly fresh, sapid, moderately tannic, medium-bodied.

Olfactory profile

  • Floral
    0%
  • Fruity
    0%
  • Vegetal
    0%
  • Spicy
    0%

Flavor profile

  • Acid
    0%
  • Bitter
    0%
  • Sapid
    0%
  • Tannic
    0%

Classification

Piedmont

  • Alba DOC
  • Albugnano DOC
  • Barbera d'Alba DOC
  • Barbera del Monferrato DOC
  • Barbera d'Asti DOCG
  • Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG
  • Canavese DOC
  • Colli Tortonesi DOC
  • Collina Torinese DOC
  • Colline Novaresi DOC
  • Colline Saluzzesi DOC
  • Gabiano DOC
  • Langhe DOC
  • Monferrato DOC
  • Nizza DOCG
  • Piemonte DOC
  • Pinerolese DOC
  • Rubino di Cantavenna DOC
  • Valsusa DOC

Lombardy

  • Bonarda dell'Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Botticino DOC
  • Buttafuoco dell'Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Casteggio DOC
  • Cellatica DOC
  • Oltrepò Pavese DOC
  • Riviera del Garda Classico DOC
  • San Colombano al Lambro DOC
  • Sangue di Giuda dell'Oltrepò Pavese DOC

Emilia-Romagna

  • Colli Bolognesi DOC
  • Colli d'Imola DOC
  • Colli di Parma DOC
  • Colli Piacentini DOC
  • Colli Romagna Centrale DOC
  • Gutturnio DOC

Campania

  • Castel San Lorenzo DOC
  • Sannio DOC

Campania

  • Rosso di Cerignola

Tips

Synonyms
  • Barbera Grossa
  • Barbera Nera
  • Barbera d'Asti
  • Barbera Nostrana
  • Barbera Mercantile
  • Barberone
Cultivation zone
Bunch
  • size: medium
  • shape: pyramidal
Grape
  • size: medium
  • color: dark blue
Phenology
  • shooting period: medium-early
  • maturation period: medium
  • production: good
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