One of the most popular and widely-planted grapes of Italy, it is thought the ancient Germanic tribe the Lombards introduced the Barbera vine into Piemonte in the 7th century. However it is disputed whether a product of import or cross-breeding.The wines that this grape produces are usually best drunk when they are young, the variety gaining a wider audience after having found popularity in the New World (Argentina).Read More
Italy (Piedmont), USA (California) and Argentina.
Barbera wines are ruby red, full-bodied and well-balanced, with low levels of tannin and high acidity. The flavours are usually sweet and fruity, such as red berries, and sometimes a little spicy - a vivid and intense taste with a broadly vinous aroma.