A premier Italian red wine from the Piedmont region. Barbaresco wines are made from nebbiolo grapes and must be aged a minimum of 2 years. They have rich, spicy flavors and are considered more elegant and refined than the more robust barolo wines, which are also from the Nebbiolo grapes.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.