Barbera: Italian Conviviality

  • Third most planted grape in Italy. Used to be second, before the 1985 methanol scandal which killed at least 30 people and blinded many more
  • Medium-bodied, fruity wines
  • Deep color, high acidity, low tannins
  • Native to Piemonte region of northern Italy, but grown all over Italy
  • Plantings in Australia, South Africa, California, Argentina, Mexico, Texas
  • Top international potential if well treated
Red dots on the map indicate Barbera appellations in its home region of Italian Piemonte.