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Barbera

The red grape variety comes from Italy. The name is possibly derived from "Berberis", an alcoholic beverage made from barberry berries with a similar sour taste. Synonyms are Barbera Amaro, Barbera a Peduncolo Rosso, Barbera a Peduncolo Verde, Barbera a Raspo Rosso, Barbera a Raspo Verde, Barbera Amaro, Barbera Black, Barbera Crna, Barbera d'Asti, Barbera di Piemonte, Barbera Dolce, Barbera Fina, Barbera Forte, Barbera Grossa, Barbera Mercantile, Barbera Nera, Barbera Nera a Caule Rosso, Barbera Nera a Caule Verde, Barbera Noir, Barbera Noire, Barbera Nostrana, Barbera Rotonda, Barbera Vera, Barberone, Blue Barbera, Gaietto, Nigruz, Lombardesca, Sciaa and Ughetta It must not be confused with the Barbera del Sannio, Barbera Sarda (possibly related), Barberùn, Mammolo, Neretto Duro (Barbera Rotonda), Perricone or Vespolina (Ughetta) varieties, despite the fact that the synonyms or morphological similarities appear to indicate this.

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