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Taverna dei Barbi, the Fattoria dei Barbi’s classic Tuscan restaurant, reopens TONIGHT February 15!
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Taverna dei Barbi, the Fattoria dei Barbi’s classic Tuscan restaurant, reopens TONIGHT February 15!

Above: The Taverna dei Barbi, on the grounds of the Fattoria dei Barbi estate, serves classic Tuscan cuisine with the occasional modern flourish. We are pleased to share the news that following its annual winter break, the Taverna dei Barbi reopens tonight, Friday, February 15. The reopening coincides with Benvenuto Brunello weekend, the yearly debut … Continue reading

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014

Fattoria dei Barbi 2014 Brunello di Montalcino 92+ points Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2014 Brunello di Montalcino marks an impressive effort in what was undoubtedly a difficult vintage. The experienced winemaking team at this historic estate has evidently made specific choices to uphold the quality of their Brunelllo despite the challenges of this wet and cold … Continue reading

Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines
Accolades

Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines

And we are pleased to share the news that among the 4,200+ wines tasted for the Italian wine guide published annually by Winesurf), the Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva landed in the top 60 highest scoring wines! Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 90 points A super-traditional and thus extremely … Continue reading

Op-ed: Stefano Cinelli Colombini’s opinion pieces on Montalcino and the wide world of wine.
Op-ed

Op-ed: Stefano Cinelli Colombini’s opinion pieces on Montalcino and the wide world of wine.

“Only great civilizations produce great wines,” often says Fattoria dei Barbi legacy owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini, an avid historian and prolific author who has written extensively on Montalcino’s evolution, history, and traditions. Ever since we launched his Montalcino Blog in 2015, we have translated and published his opinion pieces — many of which have … Continue reading

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)

Brunello di Montalcino 2013 represents “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality,” writes Eric Guido, wine buyer for Morrell & Company (New York) and one of the top Italian tasters in the U.S. today (click here for his tasting notes). Critics across the board have been blown away by this vintage, which is currently … Continue reading

Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”
Accolades / Cinelli Colombini / Montalcino History

Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”

This week, Decanter magazine published what will surely be considered a landmark feature article on Brunello di Montalcino, its history and legacy: “Brunello’s Breakthrough.” Read the entire piece, free even for non-subscribers, here. Jefford, who’s widely considered one of the greatest English-language wine writers in the world today, writes: “the groundwork had been laid in … Continue reading