What Does Barbera Taste Like?
While very dark in color, Barbara is actually quite light in taste. Barbera can taste like cherries, strawberries and raspberries, and when young can have intense aromas of blackberries as well. Barbera mostly tastes juicy due to the light tannin and high acidity that Barbera is most known for.
Italian Barbera tastes more of herbaceous flavors, new world Barbera, mostly what you will find in California, tastes more fruit-forward and full-bodied and old world Barbera will taste tart blackberry notes with ample acidity making those wines much fresher in style.