Barbaresco is an Italian wine made with the Nebbiolo grape and is produced in the Piedmont region- specifically in the comunes of BarbarescoTreiso and Neive plus that area of the frazione San Rocco Senodelvio which was once part of the comune of Barbaresco and now belongs to the comune of Alba. It was granted Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) status in 1966 and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status in 1980. The wine is often compared with Barolo-another Nebbiolo based wine from the Piedmont area. Though the wines do share many similarities, there are some distinct differences between them.

The vineyards around the town of Barbaresco are responsible for 45% of the region’s Barbaresco production with many of the area’s largest wineries located in town. Wines from this area tend to be relatively light in color and body but very well structured and aromatic.