"Barbaresco, at last !" Barbaresco by JLBG

Barbaresco Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 53 photos

The city of Barbaresco belongs to the province of Cuneo, in Piemont. It has in 2005 a population of 657 inhabitants. There is no hotel but an Agriturismo, Ca' du Rabaja (that is were we were), one Albergo and 4 restaurants.
More on the province of Cuneo on their web site.

Barbaresco is famous for its wine, one of the great wines of Piedmont. It was already mentioned by Titus Livy in his master book ?History of Rome?.

The name of Barbaresco is undoubtedly linked to ?Barbars?, and most likely refers to the barbarian hordes that raided extensively in Italy before and after the fall of Rome. However it is unclear whether the place was a shelter for the local population to protect themselves against the Barbars, or on the contrary a stronghold that the Barbars used to raid around.

Barbaresco wine is described as "fine, soft and generous." There are 482 producers of Barbaresco. The production zone is the entire territory of the communes of Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive and the San Rocco Senodelvio district of the commune of Alba in the province of Cuneo. Only vineyards in the hills with suitable slopes and orientations are considered adapted to production. And the terrains must be primarily clayey-calcareous in character. The only variety allowed is the Nebbiolo with three subvarieties. The maximum allowed yield per hectare is 80 quintals. The maximum allowed yield of wine from grapes is 65%. The minimum alcohol level is 12.5°.

Barbaresco requires at least two years of aging , of which at least one in oak or chestnut casks.
Sensory Analysis: garnet red in color with orangish reflections; characteristic, ethereal, pleasant and intense odor; dry, full, robust, austere but velvety flavor.
Qualifications: when subjected to a period of aging of no less than four years, the wine can be labeled a Riserva.

Borrowed and adapted from http://www.milioni.com/vini/ingd1/422.htm

  • Last visit to Barbaresco: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (22)

Comments (10)

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2008 at 3:11 AM

    Similarly you collect pics with chimneys and road signs (children) I collect pics about dogs, sunsets and sunrises. So I could appreciate your sunrise on a hazy morning from Ca? do Rabaja!

  • Apr 2, 2007 at 6:28 AM

    Your Gibigianna photos are very helpful. I can imagine the food. Yummm

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2007 at 7:41 AM

    Enchanting countryside. I share your passion for chimneys, BTW. Enjoyed the sun dials as well. Looks like an area to spend many days drinking wine.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 3:28 AM

    Lovely Castagnole Lanze page Jean-Louis. Wow you and Francoise sure do enjoy life. The white truffles sound divine. I have never had the pleasure of tasting one. Thanks for visiting my Brielle page.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2006 at 12:36 PM

    Strange to find an old walled village with no apparent entrance! Must have been hard to attack!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2005 at 1:17 PM

    I like the idea of planting roses at the beginning of each row to protect the vines -- regardless of whether or not it works (which I don't know), it's a lovely idea. Fascinating truffle tips, as well!

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2005 at 1:25 PM

    Ah, Jean-Louis. Tajarine and white truffles. You are a true gourmet. Carne e tartufi grezzi for New Year's Eve??? Fava beans and Chianti. Cin Cin. Larry

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2005 at 4:55 AM

    A lot of very interesting info. Great views and architecture. I like old sundials. And those Latin sentences you translated, too.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2005 at 2:58 AM

    This is a very rustic looking little spot, with it's vinyard covered hills! Wow, that was quite a feast of truffle delights that you enjoyed here! Nice chimney photos too - I climbed on my roof yesterday to clean mine for the winter heating season!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2005 at 10:57 PM

    Oh, exciting page as well :-))) I am already hungry for truffles lunch, but way too early :-) Interesting things you mention, like the rose and the chapel which is dedicated to wine tasting :-))


“I believe that tourists are very valuable to the modern world. It is very difficult to hate people you know. (Steinbeck)”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 0 3
Forum Rank:
0 1 9 9 5

Badges & Stats in Barbaresco

  • 22 Reviews
  • 53 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 3,121PageViews

Have you been to Barbaresco?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Barbaresco

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)