As we’ve been saying in the last couple of posts Barbera does alright on most soils and slopes, but that’s not to say it doesn’t change in terms of the taste and drinkability (I thought I’d just made up a word, but spell checker hasn’t even blinked!) depending on where it’s grown.
The two more famous styles, that I know of anyway, are Barbera d’Asti and Barbera d’Alba. These are separate zones where the vineyards need to sit in the outskirts of the major local towns of Asti and Alba. Chances are you’ll have heard of these.