Among the many events held this year at Vinitaly, the annual Italian wine trade fair in Verona, the National Association of [Italian] Women in Wine (Associazione Nazionale delle Donne del Vino) presented a tasting of wines from the 1967 vintage by women winemakers.
That vintage — 1967 — was the year the fair was first organized. And at the time, Stefano’s mother, Francesca Cinelli Colombini, was the head of the Fattoria dei Barbi estate.
And so it was only natural that the 1967 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino would be included in the flight.
Raffaella Guidi Federzoni, Fattoria dei Barbi’s export manager, was on hand to present the wine and say a few words.
Friends of Fattoria dei Barbi tasted the wine last year in New York, where a Manhattan-based wine merchant (Chambers St. Wines) offered its clients an allocation of the rare wine.
“It wasn’t a great vintage in Montalcino,” said Stefano when asked about the wine. “We didn’t make a lot of wine that year but what we did make was great.”
Fifty years of Vinitaly and fifty years of Fattoria dei Barbi, two icons in the world of Italian wine.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand at the fair!