Barbera is a dark-skinned wine grape variety, grown in several Italian regions, such as its native Piedmont, but also in Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Campania, Sicily, and Sardinia. When young, most Barbera wines have a bright-red cherry character, distinguished from Nebbiolo by softer tannins and a certain roundness. When matured in barrel and allowed to age in the bottle for a few years, it turns to a denser, sour-cherry note.

Barbera reaches its maximum expression in Piedmont (Barbera d’Asti and Barbera d’Alba), where the vine performs best on well-drained, limestone-rich slopes with a warm southerly aspect.


Barbera d'Alba DOC "Donna Rossa"