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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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  • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2017 Front Label
    Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2017
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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  • G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2017  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2017
    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Barbera d'Alba 2017  Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barbera d'Alba 2017
    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti 2017 Front Label
    Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti 2017
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Casa Smith Cervo Barbera 2017  Front Label
      Casa Smith Cervo Barbera 2017
      Barbera from Washington
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    • Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2017  Front Label
      Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2017
      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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    • G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016  Front Label
      G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016
      Barbera from Alba, 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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    • 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 2016  Front Label
        La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2016
        Barbera from Asti, 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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      • Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2017 Front Label
        Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2017
        Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2018  Front Label
        Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2018
        Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Braida Bricco dell' Uccellone Barbera d'Asti 2016  Front Label
          Braida Bricco dell' Uccellone Barbera d'Asti 2016
          Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2017  Front Label
          Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2017
          Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2017  Front Label
          Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2017
          Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2017  Front Label
          Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2017
          Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Terra d'Oro Barbera 2017  Front Label
            Terra d'Oro Barbera 2017
            Barbera from Amador, Sierra Foothills, California
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          • Prunotto Barbera d'Alba Pian Romualdo 2016  Front Label
            Prunotto Barbera d'Alba Pian Romualdo 2016
            Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Renato Ratti Barbera d'Asti 2017 Front Label
            Renato Ratti Barbera d'Asti 2017
            Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d'Asti 2018  Front Label
              Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d'Asti 2018
              Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Viberti La Gemella Barbera d'Alba 2018  Front Label
                Viberti La Gemella Barbera d'Alba 2018
                Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Giovanni Rosso Donna Margherita Barbera 2016  Front Label
                Giovanni Rosso Donna Margherita Barbera 2016
                Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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                • Braida Il Baciale Monferrato Rosso 2016  Front Label
                  Braida Il Baciale Monferrato Rosso 2016
                  Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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