One of the world’s most widely planted grapes, Barbera is best known in Italy’s Piedmont region. It’s also prevalent in southern Italy and throughout California. It’s a late-ripening variety that enjoys warmer climates but also can fare well in certain cooler regions.
The Northwest is starting to discover Barbera, but the grape still is lightly planted and just a handful of wineries make separate bottlings of Barbera.
This story was originally published June 16, 2012 4:46 PM.