Barbaresco, Italy Barbaresco is the smaller region within Piemonte with the black grape Nebbiolo as king. These bold beauties can age for decades due to high acid and tannins. With influence from the river, Nebbiolo here can often be fruitier and less perfumed than in Barolo. Barbaresco has a primary designated area, Barbaresco DOCG, where the wines must spend nine months in oak and be aged for two years before release. For higher quality wines you will find a single named vineyard or the word “cru” on the label.