Albarossa is a red wine grape variety that is a cross of Chatus and Barbera. Developed in 1938 by Italian enologist Professor Giovanni Dalmasso, it was not properly studied until the 1960s and 1970s. The grape thrives on hillside sites with good sunlight and ventilation, producing ruby-red wine with purple tinges. It has many of Nebbiolo's aromas and flavors similar to Barbera and is used in the Monferrato Rosso DOC. Albarossa responds well to oak maturation and can produce high-quality, medium to full-bodied wines.