Country In Piedmont, Italy it is the most widely planted variety , but is actually planted all over Italy and now all over the world as all things Italian are fashionable and esp in Argentina and California.
Style Young and fruity or Dark and serious
Flavours to expect - Red fruits ( sour cherry, plum) and if oaked - spice and darker fruits.
Characteristics Red fruit flavours, high acidity, low tannins and good colour. Medium bodied
Problems Over-ripness leading to jammy flavours and it does not age well
Points of Note Different areas produce different characteristics - Barbera D’Asti is elegant and has finesse and often brighter coloured. Barbera D’Alba is more complex and powerful with a deeper colour.
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