Our Best Barbaresco Selection
7 Best Barbaresco Reviewed
Find below the reviews for our wine selection of the 7 Best Barbaresco so that you have all the info you need to pick what’s best for you.
Rich and ethereal nose with a clear “goudron” (tarry) aroma, tobacco, spices, with an excitingly evolving bouquet.
Interesting escalation of different olfactory sensations.
Full, austere and elegant taste with a great structure, consistent with the olfactory sensations.
Lively, juicy and nicely balanced, with harmonious acidity framing the wine’s red fruit and medicinal flavors.
Very good depth and length here, with the tannins nicely supporting the wine’s finishing fruit.
The bouquet is layered with forest floor, violet, rose and berry, while the palate delivers ripe cherry, white pepper, cinnamon and mint flavours.
The tannins are still youthful and tight.
At this price range, this is currently one of the best Barbaresco you can find from price ratio point of view.
Expect cherry, raspberry, plum, oak and leather notes and balanced wine overall.
Garnet red colour of good intensity. Complex with hints of red fruit and spicy notes.
Full flavour and velvety with a persistent aftertaste.
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This outstanding Barbaresco Riserva is balanced and complex. Expect sour cherry, strawberry, plum, rose, tobacco and cinnamon.
The rich body, subtle texture and fine, ripe tannins are typical for this wine of great finesse, the quintessential expression of the land and the Nebbiolo.
Buying Guide to Barbaresco
It’s not just about which Barbaresco you should buy.
There are other important aspects like how to serve it, food pairings, and much more.
The below buying guide will give you a detailed overview of all these topics.
Here you find an overview of where Barbaresco is most commonly planted.
Barbaresco Taste Profile
These are some of the most common aromas and flavors of Barbaresco.
Barbaresco Food Pairing
These are some food pairing suggestions for Barbaresco.
Serve and Store Barbaresco
Here you find some useful tips on how to serve and store Barbaresco.
You’ll find primarily two Barbaresco styles: DOCG and Riserva.
The DOCG appellation, see below in FAQ section for more details, requires 2 years of ageing and at least 9 months in oak.
Barbaresco Riserva must age for at least four years and at least 9 months in oak.
Barbaresco wine are very tannic, as such you should wait at least 5 to 10 years after vintage before drink it.
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Barbaresco.
What does Barbaresco mean?
There’s not yet clarity about the origin of the name Barbaresco.
Many researches agree that the name comes from the barbaric tribes that caused the end of the Roman Empire.
What is Barbaresco history?
Barbaresco is one of first recognised appellations in Italy, along with Barolo since 1966.
The Barbaresco wine was first produced in 1894 in the Barbaresco area.
It’s only in the 1950s that Barbaresco become famous thanks to two young winemakers, Bruno Giacosa and Angelo Gaja, who started to market Barbaresco internationally.
Where does Nebbiolo grow best?
When is the perfect time to drink Barbaresco?
Barbaresco is a full body and complex wine, as such it is a great choice for truffle, rich fat dishes and red meats dinner.
Is Barbaresco sweet?
Barbaresco is not sweet. It is a dry wine which means it contains less than 15 g/L, or sugar per liter.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
What does the acronym DOC and DOCG mean?
DOC stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata. It’s one of the highest classification in Italy.
DOCG stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. It’s the highest classification in Italy.
Every DOCG wine is tested before bottling by a committee of licensed judges which guarantee the quality of the wine.
To obtain DOC winemakers need to follow rigorous protocols for harvesting, cultivation, and production.
Other common classifications are DO and IGT.
What’s Barbaresco's typical price range?
Barbaresco is rarely an affordable wine but you can find good entry-level bottle around $30-$40.
Great bottles will generally priced around $50-$100 price range.
For those of you who are after the luxury segment be prepared to spend several $100s.