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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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  • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2008 Front Label
    La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2008
    Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2008
    Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Beni di Batasiolo Barbera d'Alba Sovrana 2008 Front Label
    Beni di Batasiolo Barbera d'Alba Sovrana 2008
    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2008 Front Label
    Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2008
    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2008 Front Label
    Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2008
    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Walden Cotes du Roussillon 2008 Front Label
    Walden Cotes du Roussillon 2008
    Barbera from Côtes du Roussillon, Roussillon, South of France, France
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  • SXS Step Two Shiraz 2008 Front Label
    SXS Step Two Shiraz 2008
    Barbera from Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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  • Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2008 Front Label
    Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2008
    Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
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    • Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2008 Front Label
      Michele Chiarlo Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2008
      Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2008 Front Label
      Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2008
      Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2008 Front Label
      Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2008
      Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Damilano Barbera d'Alba 2008 Front Label
      Damilano Barbera d'Alba 2008
      Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Montevina Barbera 2008 Front Label
        Montevina Barbera 2008
        Barbera from Sierra Foothills, California
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        • Renato Ratti Torriglione Barbera d'Alba 2008 Front Label
          Renato Ratti Torriglione Barbera d'Alba 2008
          Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2008 Front Label
            Prunotto Fiulot Barbera d'Asti 2008
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              Pio Cesare Fides Barbera d'Alba 2008
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                Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2008 Front Label
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                • Manzone Barbera d'Alba 2008 Front Label
                  Manzone Barbera d'Alba 2008
                  Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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                • Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D'Asti 2008 Front Label
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                    Braida Barbera Montebruna 2008
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                    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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