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Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like Brunello! 92 points Wine & Spirits, “Best Buy”
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Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like Brunello! 92 points Wine & Spirits, “Best Buy”

Happy Father’s Day! Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 92 points “Best Buy.” One of the “Year’s Best Tuscan Reds.” This wine combines red-berry flavors with notes of fennel, bay leaf and roasted tomato in a mid-weight structure. The tannins feel fine-grained, giving the wine immediate appeal. Josh Greene editor-in-chief Wine & Spirits April … Continue reading

Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…
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Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…

If you’re heading to Montacino this summer, one of the sites you definitely don’t want to miss is the Abbey of Sant’Antimo (Abbazia di Sant’Antimo), above. Not only is it one of the historical centerpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Tuscany but it’s also one of the best preserved examples of “Romanic” architecture in Italy (early … Continue reading

Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson on Barbi’s classic Brunello 2013: “cherry, leather and spice,” 92 points
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Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson on Barbi’s classic Brunello 2013: “cherry, leather and spice,” 92 points

Fresh off the presses from Wine Spectator’s senior editor for Italy, Bruce Sanderson: Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino 92 points A supple texture and round profile wraps around the cherry, leather and spice flavors here. Firms up, turning more chewy by the finish, exhibiting a salty, minerally finish. Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator June … Continue reading

Leading Canadian wine blogger Joanie Metivier tastes Fattoria dei Barbi
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Leading Canadian wine blogger Joanie Metivier tastes Fattoria dei Barbi

We were thrilled to come across this fantastic post by leading Canadian wine blogger Joanie Metivier, who tasted a flight of current releases from Fattoria dei Barbi earlier this year. “As soon as the servers started pouring the samples,” she writes, “the whole room was filled with the magical smell of the wines.” Click here … Continue reading

Barbi debuts private collection of vintage photography for this year’s Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars)
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Barbi debuts private collection of vintage photography for this year’s Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars)

As in years past, the Fattoria dei Barbi will be participating this weekend in Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars), a weekend when wineries across Italy — 1,000s of them — open their doors to walk-in visitors. On Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, the winery and tasting room will stay open throughout the day, from 11 a.m. until … Continue reading

English is spoken (very well) at the Barbi tasting room!
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English is spoken (very well) at the Barbi tasting room!

Our American and British friends come to visit us at the tasting room because they enjoy tasting our estate’s current releases as well as a wide range of older vintages that owner Stefano makes available every week. But they also come because they that English is spoken there. Indeed, it is spoken very well! On … Continue reading