“B” grape entries


One of the most important Italian grapes, the Barbera produces half of all the red wine found in northern Italy. Barbera is productive and grows very well in warm to hot climates. Known for its low tannins and high acidity (hard to acheive in hotter climes) the Barbera can range from light and tart to hearty and robust, factors which are determined by the age of the vines and the amount of oak ageing. Flavors and aromas of cherries, plums, red currants and raspberries are common.

The best Barbera comes from the Peidmont region of northwestern Italy, also widely accepted as its birthplace. Look for Barberas from the towns of Alba, Asti and in the hills around Monferrato. Barbera also grows well in Argentina and the Central Valley of California, likely from hitching a ride with Italian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century.

Grape Color


Wines (20)

Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba Piedmont 2008 Piedmont Red
Cascina Castle't Barbera d'Asti 2008 Barbera d'Asti Red
Lava Cap Winery Barbera, California, from Lava Cap Vineyards 2007 California Red
Coro Mendocino California Red
Podere Ruggeri Corsini Langhe Rosso Matot 2008 Langhe Red
Barbaresco Barolo 2004 Barolo Red
Marchesi di Barolo Barbera del Monferrato Maraia 2004 Barbera del Monferrato Red
Vinas Du Auyum Mapu Barbera 2004 (Argentina) Argentina Red
La Spinetta Monferrato Rosso Pin 2004 Monferrato Red
Beni Di Batasilol Barolo 2004 Barbaresco Red
Ca Di Pian La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti 2004 Barbera d'Asti Red
Montaribaldi Barbera d'Alba Du Gir 2004 Barbera d'Alba Red
Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Bricco Boschis Vigna del Cucolo 2003 Barbera d'Alba Red
Elio Altare L'Insieme Langhe Rosso 2003 Langhe Red
Elio Altare La Villa Langhe Rosso 2003 Langhe Red
Tenuta Maiolo Garda Classico Rosso 2004 Garda Red
Seghesio Barbera Sonoma County 2003 Sonoma County Red
Sebastiani Barbera Sonoma Valley 2001 Sonoma Valley Red
Sebastiani Barbera Sonoma Valley 2000 Sonoma Valley Red
Fontanabianca Barbera d'Alba Brunet 2001 Barbera d'Alba Red