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Barbera Wine

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Barbera is the most widely grown red wine grape of Italy, and the variety was known to exist in the thirteenth century. It is believed to have originated in Piedmont near Monferrato and then spread through the rest of Italy. In Australia it has been grown since clones were imported from the University of California, Davis, in the 1960s.

  • Maretti Langhe Rosso DOC 2020

    $26.99
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  • Prunotto Barbera D'Alba 2022

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    $39.99
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  • Conterno Fantino Barbera d’Alba DOC ‘Vignota’ 2021

    $69.75
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  • Marcarini d'Alba DOC 'Ciabot Camerano' 2021

    $40.30
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  • La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca' di Pian 2019

    $54.16
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  • Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2022

    $53.94
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  • Trediberri Barbera d'Alba DOC 2022

    $38.33
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  • Paolo Scavino Vino da Tavola Rosso 2020

    $29.99
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  • Paolo Scavino Barbera d'Alba DOC [La Morra] 2021

    $40.83
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  • Rocche Costamagna Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore 2021

    $37.49
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  • Dal Zotto Barbera 2022

    $28.64
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  • Cantina Vietti Barbera d’Alba Scarrone DOCG 2020

    $119.66
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  • Luciano Sandrone Barbera d'Alba 2020

    $81.10
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  • Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba DOC 2022

    $48.50
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  • Pizzini Barbera 2022

    $33.33
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  • Prunotto Barbera d’Asti DOCG 'Fiulot' 2021

    $29.99
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  • Kaesler Barbera 2019

    $35.50
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  • Cigliuti Barbera Serraboella 2020

    $54.16
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  • The Other Wine Co Barbera 2022

    $34.88
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  • Zonzo Estate 'Scoperta' Barbera 2021

    $29.16
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  • Giovanni Viberti ‘La Gemella’ Barbera d’Alba DOC 2021

    $35.82
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  • Pio Cesare ‘Fides’ Barbera Vigna Mosconi 2020

    $91.99
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  • Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne DOC 2021

    $55.66
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  • Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Vigna del Cuculo 2020

    $86.21
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Barbera, with its deep ruby hue and vibrant acidity, has been a favorite among wine enthusiasts for centuries. The grape's inherent versatility makes it adaptable to various winemaking techniques, ranging from unoaked, fruity variants to more complex, barrel-aged versions. Its high acidity and low tannin content give Barbera wines a Barbera, with its deep ruby hue and vibrant acidity, has been a favorite among wine enthusiasts for centuries. The grape's inherent versatility makes it adaptable to various winemaking techniques, ranging from unoaked, fruity variants to more complex, barrel-aged versions. Its high acidity and low tannin content give Barbera wines a unique freshness, making them approachable even when young. The flavors often hint at juicy cherries, blackberries, and plum, with subtle notes of vanilla and spices in versions that see oak. In terms of food pairing, this wine complements a wide variety of dishes, especially traditional Italian fare. Over the years, Barbera has also found its way to other winemaking regions across the globe, such as California and Argentina, where winemakers are exploring its potential and nuances. Its enduring popularity and adaptability ensure Barbera's position as a cherished varietal in the vast world of wines. read more... less

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Barbera Wine?

Barbera is a popular red grape varietal native to Piedmont, Italy. Still, it lives under the shadow of the more famous Nebbiolo, its inseparable stable mate. Barbera is a star in its own right, and the wines made with it are not only memorable but also suitable for special occasions. Barbera is quintessentially Italian — it is the country’s third most planted red grape. However, producers worldwide have experimented with the grape successfully, and there are now non-Italian Barbera wines, although rare. Let’s talk about this fruity red grape.

What Are the Most Popular Barbera Wines?

Although you’ll find wine made with Barbera in several regions of Italy, from southern Sicily to the northern Alps, the most attractive Barbera wines come from Piedmont. Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Asti, Barbera del Monferrato, and Barbera del Monferrato Superiore are amongst the most valued appellations specialising in the grape. Still, at least 30 other DOC and DOCG appellations work with Barbera. To find the best wine, look for reputable producers in Piedmont, those that tend to old vines and have the most knowledge about the area and the grapevine’s habits.

What Are the Different Types of Barbera Wine?

Barbera produces dry red wines that are sometimes fruit-forward and easy to drink, and others rustic and complex. Although wines made with the grape are never as age-worthy as those made with Nebbiolo, Barbera offers a fruitier approach to Piedmont. Expect black and blue fruit, fresh and withered flowers, sour cherries and smooth tannins. Experts compare Barbera with Merlot and other medium-bodied red varietals. Barbera also has persistent acidity, which makes it suitable for a wide variety of food pairings, including white meat like pork and poultry and lean red meat, like a filet mignon. It’s not unusual to see it represented in the finest restaurants worldwide.

Are Barbera Wines Expensive?

The best part about wines made with Barbera is that they are rarely expensive. Although Piedmont is known for age-worthy wine, some of it coveted by collectors, Barbera is still a source of fine red wine at affordable prices. The most reputable producers in the area might charge a premium for their finest wines, but these are memorable labels on the same level as the best wines in Italy. Barbera will always be behind Nebbiolo in popularity, but the sweet red grape has a growing fan base and is well-earned. Barbera wines are easy to enjoy for their fruit-forwardness and approachability.

What Are the Best Barbera Wines?

Find the best Barbera wines in World Wine, your source of fine wine in Australia. From Barbera d’Alba and Barbera d’Asti to exciting Australian versions of the fruit-forward grape. Barbera still flies under the radar, especially with inexperienced wine enthusiasts, but the grape produces some of the most exciting Italian wines. Barbera has you covered, from everyday wines for relaxed get-togethers to memorable occasions, especially if you want a generous wine that is not too astringent. Barbera is all about the fruit!