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Barbera

Once Italy’s most-planted red, now Barbera plays second fiddle to Piedmont neighbour, Nebbiolo. Compared with Nebbiolo, Barbera it is less impressive but less aggressive, with silker plum/berry fruit and notably less tannin. High acid means Barbera can feel tart - especially young - but this suits food and can bring out earthy mineral and dark chocolate nuances. Toasty oak too: Barbera’s low skin tannins can force lesser wines to rely on tannins from barrel. Still giving colour to blends from Emilia-Romagna to as far south as Puglia, Sicily and even Sardinia, Barbera’s high acid at ripeness has - far from chilly Piedmont - encouraged moderate success in distant hot climates Australia, California and Argentina. 

Barbera

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  1. 2015 Arnaldo Rivera Barbera d'Alba

    2015 Arnaldo Rivera Barbera d'Alba

    17 Points Jancis Robinson
    An immensely rich and lush Barbera from a superb collective in Piedmont. The Arnaldi Rivera label sources from a collective of growers, some of whom are dotted in the rolling hills of the Alba ...
    $34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle
  2. 2016 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne

    2016 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne

    91 Points John Caro
    A bright and expressive – a charming Barbera from the experts. Vietti have a serious interest in Barbera, while conditions in their town of Alba adds to the grape's natural generosity. With ...
    $35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle
  3. 2015 Cantina Del Pino Barbera d'Alba

    2015 Cantina Del Pino Barbera d'Alba

    92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    This Barbera from Italy's Piedmont is beautifully lush and bright. Quality fruit is lovingly hand harvested by the Vacca family, who have been on these legendary hillsides for more than a ...
    $35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle
  4. 2016 Sandrone Barbera D'Alba

    2016 Sandrone Barbera D'Alba

    92 Points John Caro
    A fresh and bright-fruited Barbera made by a top Barolo producer. Sandrone are a superb modern operation who use organic methods and whose early Barolos recieved some of the first perfect ...
    $39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle
  5. 2015 Vietti Barbera Scarrone

    2015 Vietti Barbera Scarrone

    92 Points John Caro
    A beautiful Barbera from Piedmont's leading specialist in the variety. Vietti makes almost as many Barbera as Barolo wines, such is his commitment to this 'minor' variety. The wonderful Scarrone ...
    $69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle
  6. 2015 Elvio Cogno Barbera D'Alba Pre-Phylloxera

    2015 Elvio Cogno Barbera D'Alba Pre-Phylloxera

    93 Points John Caro
    An amazing opportunity - these vines are more than 120 years old (incredible!) and thanks to a special location they are on original rootstock (i.e. not grafted to protect against the Phylloxera ...
    $79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 per bottle

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