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 produces good yields and is known for deep color, 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 (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) 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. Many producers employ the use of toasted (seared over a fire) oak barrels, which provides for increased complexity, aging potential, and hints of vanilla notes. The lightest versions are generally known for flavors and aromas of fresh fruit and dried fruits, and are not recommended for cellaring. Wines with better balance between acid and fruit, often with the addition of oak and having a high alcohol content are more capable of cellaring; these wines often result from reduced yield viticultural methods.

Read more about BarberaHistory, Viticulture, Winemaking, Wine Regions, Wines, Synonyms

Other articles related to "barbera":

Salvatore La Barbera
... Salvatore La Barbera (Palermo, April 20, 1922 – January 17, 1963) was a Sicilian mafioso ... Together with his brother Angelo La Barbera he ruled the Mafia family of Palermo Centro ... Salvatore La Barbera sat on the first Sicilian Mafia Commission that was set up in 1958 as the capo mandamento for Mafia families of Borgo Vecchio, Porta Nuova and Palermo Centro ...
Joseph Barbera
... Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera ( /bɑrˈbɛrə/ bar-BERR-ə March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an influential American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist, whose film ... Through his young adult years, Barbera lived, attended college, and began his career in New York City ... After working odd jobs and as a banker, Barbera joined Van Beuren Studios in 1932 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1936 ...
List Of Former Universal Studios Florida Attractions - Production Central - The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
... The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was a motion simulator ride with characters created by Hanna-Barbera including Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, The ...
Barbera - Synonyms
... Barbera is known under a variety of local synonyms through Italy and worldwide ... These include-Barber a Raspo, Barbera a Peduncolo, Barbera Amaro, Barbera Crna, Barbera Forte, Barbera Mercantile, Barbera Nera, Barbera Nostrana, Barbera Riccia, Barbera Rissa, Barbera Rosa ...
List Of Sicilian Mafiosi - L
... Angelo La Barbera Gioacchino La Barbera Michelangelo La Barbera Salvatore La Barbera Santo La Causa Giuseppe La Mattina Luciano Leggio Giovanni Lipari Salvatore Lombardo Salvatore Lo Piccolo ...