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Vertical tasting notes for Vigna del Fiore, the Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello cru
Montalcino

Vertical tasting notes for Vigna del Fiore, the Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello cru

In the light of the attention that Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore — the estate’s cru — has been getting over the last few years, we decided to create this thread devoted to critics’ tasting notes. The Vigna del Fiore — Flower Vineyard — is the estate’s top growing site and is one of … Continue reading

“4 Vines” for 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore, top score from the Italian Sommelier Association guide
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

“4 Vines” for 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore, top score from the Italian Sommelier Association guide

We are thrilled to share the news that the Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore has received the top prize from the editors of Vitae, the Italian Sommelier Association’s guide to the wines of Italy. The award will be presented next month in Milan together with the 2019 edition of the … Continue reading

Taste Fattoria dei Barbi at Eataly Boston with Raffaella Federzoni Tuesday 9/18
Events / Taste Fattoria dei Barbi

Taste Fattoria dei Barbi at Eataly Boston with Raffaella Federzoni Tuesday 9/18

If you’ve never had the chance to taste with Fattoria dei Barbi’s export director Raffaella Federzoni, this is a wonderful opportunity to interact with one of the appellation’s greatest experts and tasters. She’s worked in Montalcino for nearly her entire adult life and her expertise is unrivaled. Eataly Boston will be hosting her for a … Continue reading

Experience the grape harvest this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi!
Events / Montalcino

Experience the grape harvest this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi!

Open Cellars: Harvest in Montalcino Festival The harvest is upon us! And as in years past, the Fattoria dei Barbi will be opening its doors as part of Italy’s Open Cellars annual event, a program that has allowed millions of wine lovers to experience grape growing and winemaking first hand. Saturday-Sunday September 15-16, 2018 11 … Continue reading

Early vintage 2018 notes: Stefano takes a look at Barbi’s Maremma harvest
Harvest 2018 / Maremma / Merlot / Montalcino

Early vintage 2018 notes: Stefano takes a look at Barbi’s Maremma harvest

Click here to see the video that Stefano shot this week in his Maremma vineyards. A note from Stefano: This is a Merlot vineyard on Fattoria dei Barbi’s Maremma estate. We took samples from the vines yesterday before it rained: 12.8% potential alcohol and 6.6 g/l acidity. Despite what everyone was expecting after a rainy … Continue reading

Walter Speller (Jancis Robinson) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “Mouth-filling fruit… with great acidity”
Accolades

Walter Speller (Jancis Robinson) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “Mouth-filling fruit… with great acidity”

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino 17/20 Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Serious, brooding and concentrated nose with hints of candied fruit. Bags of mouth-filling fruit on the palate. Intense, long and very ripe but with great acidity giving it lift. Very long and with delicious, chewy tannins. Walter Speller JancisRobinson.com Continue reading