Barbera is an Italian grape variety known for making fruit-driven wines with high acidity. It is the third most widely planted variety in all of Italy and produces relatively high yields. The grape is predominantly cultivated in Piedmont, specifically in Asti. Wines made from Barbera often show flavors of fresh cherries, blackberries, dried fruits, and sweet spice. When produced at the hands of quality producers, these wines are capable of long-term cellaring.