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Friendly, approachable and full of juicy red fruit, Barbera produces wines in a wide range of styles, from youthful, fresh and fruity to serious, structured and age-worthy. Piedmont is the most famous source of Barbera, but it is also planted in a few nearby Italian provinces and remains one of the most widely planted varieties in the country. Barbera actually can adapt to many climates and enjoys success in California—particularly in the Sierra Foothills—and some southern hemisphere wine regions.

Tasting Notes for Barbera

Barbera is a dry, red wine typically marked by flavors of red cherry, raspberry or blackberry. Warmer sites produce Barberas with intensely ripe fruit and complex notes of cocoa, savory spice, anise and nutmeg. Cooler sites will produce a lighter Barbera with more finesse and intriguing notes of cranberry, graphite, smoke, lavender and violet.

Perfect Food Pairings for Barbera

Barbera’s prominent acidity makes it a natural match with tomato-based dishes, so it an easy pairing with a wide array of Italian cuisine. It works just as well with lighter red meat dishes, hamburgers or barbecue.

Sommelier Secrets for Barbera

In the past it wasn’t common or even accepted to age Barbera in oak but today both styles—oaked and unoaked—abound, at least in Piedmont. In fact, many Piedmontese producers today still make a deliciously pure, fruity and unoaked version, intended for earlier consumption. The wine world didn't realize Barbera's potential until Giacomo Bologna's debut of the barrique-aged Barbera called Bricco dell’Uccellone in Asti in the 1960s. Many of the better bottlings of Piemontese Barbera can age gracefully for 10-15 years or more.

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  • G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2018  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2018
    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2018  Front Label
      Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2018
      Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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      • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2017  Front Label
        La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2017
        Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti 2018  Front Label
        Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti 2018
        Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2018  Front Label
          Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2018
          Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Braida Ai Suma Barbera d'Asti 2015  Front Label
            Braida Ai Suma Barbera d'Asti 2015
            Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Giacomo Conterno Vigna Francia Barbera d'Alba 2018  Front Label
            Giacomo Conterno Vigna Francia Barbera d'Alba 2018
            Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2018  Front Label
            Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2018
            Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Castello di Neive Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2017  Front Label
            Castello di Neive Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2017
            Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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            • G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2017  Front Label
              G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2017
              Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Bruno Giacosa Barbera d'Alba 2018  Front Label
              Bruno Giacosa Barbera d'Alba 2018
              Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Giacomo Conterno Cerretta Barbera d'Alba 2018  Front Label
                Giacomo Conterno Cerretta Barbera d'Alba 2018
                Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Ca'Viola Bric du Luv Barbera d'Alba 2015  Front Label
                Ca'Viola Bric du Luv Barbera d'Alba 2015
                Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Enrico Serafino Barbera d'Alba 2017  Front Label
                Enrico Serafino Barbera d'Alba 2017
                Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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                • Casa E. di Mirafiore Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2013 Front Label
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                    Scarpetta Barbera del Monferrato 2019
                    Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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                    • Coppo L'Avvocata Barbera d'Asti 2018  Front Label
                      Coppo L'Avvocata Barbera d'Asti 2018
                      Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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                    • Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2019  Front Label
                      Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2019
                      Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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