Barbera

Barbera is a red Italian wine grape variety that, as of 2000, was the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy (after Sangiovese and Montepulciano). It is known for deep colour, low tannins and high levels of acid.

Century-old vines still exist in many regional vineyards and allow for the production of long-aging, robust red wines with intense fruit and enhanced tannic content. The best known appellation is the DOCG Barbera d'Asti in the Piedmont region. When young, the wines offer a very intense aroma of fresh red and blackberries. In the lightest versions notes of cherries, raspberries and blueberries and with notes of blackberry and black cherries in wines made of more ripe grapes. 

Barbaresco DOCG, Pio Cesare, Piemonte, Italy, 2015
Pio Cesare
Barbaresco DOCG Pio Cesare 2015
Barbaresco DOCG, Pio Cesare, Piemonte, Italy, 2015  100% Nebbiolo. 35% of the wine is then aged in mid-toasted French oak (a third new) for 30 months. The remaining 65% spends three years in 20 to 50 hectolitre casks This vintage...
£63.99
Barbera d'Alba, Pio Cesare, Langhe DOC, Piemonte, Italy, 2018
Pio Cesare
Barbera d Alba Pio Cesare 2018
Barbera d'Alba, Pio Cesare, Langhe DOC, Piemonte, Italy, 2018  100% Barbera aged in medium-toasted French oak barriques (25%) and 20-50 hectolitre casks (75%) for 11 months.  Aromas of blackberries, plums and ripe berry fruit with a...
£22.50
Barbera d Asti Ceppi Storici, Araldica, Piedmont, Italy, 2017
Araldica
Barbera d Asti Ceppi Storici Araldica 2017
Barbera d'Asti Ceppi Storici, Araldica, Piedmont, Italy, 2017  Grape: 100% Barbera, hand harvested, 12 months ageing in French oak barrels (50%) and large traditional Piedmont oak vats (50%). Vineyards in the Monferrato hills. Sourced from...
£9.99
Barbera d Asti Superiore Magister, Cantina di Nizza, Monferrato, Piemonte, Italy, 2017
Cantina di Nizza
Barbera d Asti Superiore Magister 2017
Barbera d Asti Superiore Magister, Cantina di Nizza, Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy, 2017 Grape: 100% Barbera from 10-30 year old vines. Fermented in stainless steel vats, with 10 months in large Slavonian oak casks before bottling. Founded in 1955, the...
£15.75
Barbera da Vine, Adria Vini, Piedmont, Italy, 2018
Adria Vini
Barbera da Vine 2018
Barbera da Vine, Adria Vini, Piedmont, Italy, 2018  Delicate and aromatic berry flavours, refined plum notes. A medium-bodied style, balanced on the palate with cherry fruit and gentle tannins.
£8.99