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Grape Variety: Barbera

Variety Name Barbera
TTB Approved Name(s) Barbera
All Synonyms Barbera Amaro, Barber a Raspo Rosso, Barbera a Peduncolo Rosso, Barbera a Peduncolo verde, Barbera a Raspo verde, Barbera Crna, Barbera d'Asti, Barbera dolce, Barbera fina, Barbera forte, Barbera grossa, Barbera Mercantile, Barbera Monferrato, Barbera nera, Barbera Nostrana, Barbera riccia, Barbera Rissa, Barbera rosa, Barbera vera, Barberone, Besagno, Cosses Barbusen, Gaietto, Lombardesca, Ughetta
Countries of Origin Italy
Species Vitis vinifera
References
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine

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Barbera Selections

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  Barbera 02
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Rauscedo 6, Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Italy
Treatments None
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services from Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo (VCR) in 1983 by Dr. Austin Goheen (UC Davis, Department of Plant Pathology) for evaluation. The plant material was Rauscedo clone 6, which never appeared on the approved registry of clones in Italy. The selection tested negative for virus and was not required to undergo disease elimination therapy. Barbera 02 first appeared on the list of registered vines in 1988-89. Barbera 02 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard and qualified for planting there in 2013 as Barbera 02.1.

  Barbera 03
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source CVT 171, Torino, Italy
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1993 from the Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento Genetico della Vite (CVT), CNR, in Torino, Italy. The Italian clonal designation was Barbera CVT 171, which originated in the Piedmont region of Italy. This selection and Barbera 05 were introduced at FPS as duplicate selections of the same clone. Barbera 03 tested negative for virus and was not required to undergo disease elimination therapy at FPS in order to qualify for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Barbera 03 first appeared on the list of registered vines in 1999-2000. Barbera 03 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it was planted in 2013.

  Barbera 04
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source AT 84, Torino, Italy
Treatments None
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 1993 from the Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento Genetico della Vite (CVT), CNR, in Torino, Italy. The Italian clonal designation was AT 84, which originated in the Piedmont region of Italy. The selection tested negative for virus and was not required to undergo disease elimination therapy at FPS. Barbera 04 first appeared on the list of registered vines in 1999-2000.

  Barbera 05
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source CVT-CNR 171, Torino, Italy
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1993 from the Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento Genetico della Vite (CVT), CNR, in Torino, Italy. The Italian clonal designation was Barbera CVT 171, which originated in the Piedmonte region of Italy. This selection and Barbera 03 were introduced at FPS as duplicate selections of the same clone. Barbera 05 tested negative for virus and was not required to undergo disease elimination therapy at FPS to qualify for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Barbera 05 first appeared on the list of registered vines in 2000-2001. Barbera 05 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it was planted in 2013.

  Barbera 06 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source Barbera FPS 01 (Marshall 32v7)
Treatments None
Comments Barbera 01 originally came to Foundation Plant Services sometime prior to 1960 from a California vineyard (Marshall 32v7). That selection was first planted in the foundation vineyard in 1964. Barbera 01 appeared on the list of registered vines from 1970 through 1983, during which time it was distributed widely throughout the state of California. In 1982, the Barbera FPS 01 foundation vines tested positive for a mild form of leafroll virus and were removed from the list of registered vines in 1984. Meanwhile, University of California Extension Viticulturist Peter Christensen conducted a clonal comparison of two FPS Barbera clones (Barbera 01 and 02) in the 1990's. Based on the performance of Barbera 01 in that trial, Dr. Christensen recommended to FPS that Barbera 01 be reinstalled in the foundation vineyard. In 1996, FPS was able to locate what appeared to be a clean source of the Barbera 01 plant material in John Gist's increase block in south Davis. The material was retrieved, retested and reindexed at FPS. The Barbera 01 plant material from Gist's vineyard tested negative for all viruses and was not required to undergo disease elimination therapy at FPS. FPS renamed the selection Barbera 06 and planted the selection in the Classic Foundation Vineyard in 1998. The new selection first appeared on the list of registered vines in 2000-2001.

  Barbera 07 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source VCR 19, Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Italy
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1998 from Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Italy. It is VCR clone 19. The selection is a proprietary selection that is distributed by Novavine Grapevine Nursery.

  Barbera 08 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
Source VCR 15, Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo, Italy
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1998 from Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo in Italy. It is VCR clone 15.