Barbarossa: Barbarossa is a pink grape variety grown in several countries across the world. The name has also been given to many different varieties but knowledge about their true identity is currently very limited. It is known for its moderately red hue, sweet aromas and bold, fruity taste.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Barbarossa is a pink grape variety, with a strong, sweet aroma and a juicy, fruity flavour. It can have notes of berries, cherries, herbs and spices. The taste can be intense, with high acidity and moderate tannins.

Fresh Barbarossa grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Barbarossa is most commonly grown in Italy, where it is used to make red wines in the region of Emilia-Romagna. It is also found in other regions such as Liguria. Additional Barbarossa vines were mentioned in Puglia and Campagna. Barbarossa grapes thrive in a warm climate, with plenty of sunshine and irrigation. The vines are usually trained using the Guyot system and harvested by hand. In the winemaking process, the grapes are fermented and then aged in oak barrels before being bottled. The most common regional style is made in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This style of wine is typically light and fruity, with hints of cherries and spices. Garnet red with orange, has austere, intense and persistent scent that recalls rose. The flavour is dry, frank and generous, with a full of character. Barbarossa wines pair well with a variety of dishes, including rich stews, grilled meats, and hard cheeses. It is also a great accompaniment to pasta dishes, pizza, and other Italian cuisine.

Foods to pair with Barbarossa:

Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Barbarossa
Barbarossa is named after the nickname of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I..

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