Grown throughout Italy, Barbera is among the country’s top 10 most planted grapes. It is also one of the few indigenous Italian varieties succeeding in international soil.
Nevertheless, Barbera’s most significant plantings are in the northwestern region of Piedmont, which provides benchmark examples.
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Believed to have existed since the Middle Ages, Barbera originated in Alessandria province.