Ripe Barbera grapes on the vineRipe Barbera grapes on the vine

The unpretentious one

Barbera is popular with winemakers: robust against spring frost and summer heat, this uncomplicated grape variety doesn’t ask for much to thrive. This grape is mainly grown on a large scale in Piedmont, where it is vinified into smooth, balanced wines. The variety is low in tannins but offers a refreshing acidity and a powerful body of usually around 14% volume.

Where it grows:

What it tastes like:

  • depending on the origin, fruity wines with high acidity and notes of plums, blackberries and cherries

What it goes with:

  • truffle dishes
  • venison fillet and wild boar
  • summer barbecues
  • pizza and pasta
  • almost anything in everyday cooking
Wines made from Barbera
  1. - +
    Italy, Piedmont
    100 % Barbera

    75 cl
    La Monella – Barbera del Monferrato Frizzante doc (vivace), Braida
  2. - +
    Italy, Piedmont
    Nebbiolo, Barbera

    75 cl
    Micó – Piemonte doc, Beni di Batasiolo
  3. - +
    Italy, Piedmont
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera

    75 cl
    Sul Bric – Monferrato rosso doc, Franco M. Martinetti