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The Barbaresco

February 7, 2013

Barbaresco is a town, but it is also a wine that have its origins in the centuries of history and in the work of men as Domizio Cavazza. Nowadays the Barbaresco is one of the four most important Italian wines, first to be recognized D.O.C.G. (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) in 1981. From 1966 it has its own “disciplinary of production”, which dictates rules of production.


Territory of production


Photo ©Tom Hyland

The territory of production was delimited for the first time in 1933. It is formed by the town councils of Barbaresco, Treiso, Neive and a part of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio, today part of Alba.Here Nebbiolo, the most prestigious and refined Italian wine-variety, find a perfect environment to grow, only on the sunniest hillsides : East, West and South exposed.