Barbera : [bar-BEH-rah]

Bouquets / Tasting notes: red cherry, black berry, floral bouquet

Body: medium bodied, bright acidity and light tannins (new world style has fuller body, less acid and some tannins).

Color: Deep ruby red

Pairings: Pastas, game birds, lighter Italian cheeses, (new world style can pair with heavier meat dishes as well)

Barbera d'Asti DOC & Barbera d'Alba DOC are probably the most well known areas for growing Barbera. Barbera from hotter growing climates (like southern Italy & California) can be more fruity. New world Barbera's (mainly from the use of French Oak) can be more balanced and complex.

Here are some good articles on Barbera:

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