Decanter: “Highly recommended” Barbi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino
Accolades / Rosso di Montalcino

Decanter: “Highly recommended” Barbi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino

The Fattoria dei Barbi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino was tasted blind earlier this year by a top panel of Decanter magazine reviewers, including a Master Sommelier, a Master of Wine, and one of Italy’s top wine writers. Here are their notes and scores. Delicate nose of dried flowers with leafy, peppery notes. Ripe, chalky tannins … Continue reading

The “historic cellar” at Fattoria dei Barbi and its many treasures
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The “historic cellar” at Fattoria dei Barbi and its many treasures

On Monday of this week, Fattoria dei Barbi’s export director Raffaella Federzoni led a vertical tasting of Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino for a select group of New York-based wine writers and trade members. All of the wines came directly from Fattoria dei Barbi’s historic cellar, one of the largest and oldest collections of … Continue reading

Celebrate the Brunello harvest by hiking through the vineyards with winemaker Stefano
Montalcino

Celebrate the Brunello harvest by hiking through the vineyards with winemaker Stefano

This Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, Fattoria dei Barbi owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini will be leading hiking tours of the estate’s vineyards at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Harvest has already begun at Fattoria dei Barbi and they will begin picking the Sangiovese for Brunello di Montalcino any day now. There couldn’t be … Continue reading

Brunello Museum a “must-see for Brunellophiles”
Brunello di Montalcino / Brunello Museum / Montalcino History

Brunello Museum a “must-see for Brunellophiles”

Above: The 1904 Brunello harvest at Fattoria dei Barbi. It’s just one of the many amazing historical photographs and artifacts you’ll find at the Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello Museum. Even though Brunello production is the estate’s priority,” wrote Kerin O’Keefe in her landmark monograph Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy’s Greatest Wines … Continue reading

Old Barbi at Union Square Cafe, the quintessential destination for American cuisine…
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Old Barbi at Union Square Cafe, the quintessential destination for American cuisine…

Here at the Fattoria dei Barbi blog, we are constantly combing the internet looking for appearances of older-vintage Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino on wine lists at America’s best restaurants. We were overjoyed to learn that Union Square Cafe, the quintessential American restaurant, currently offers 1990 and 1991 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino … Continue reading

Brunello Consortium blog features Stefano and his new book
Brunello di Montalcino / Montalcino History

Brunello Consortium blog features Stefano and his new book

Earlier this week, the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium blog featured Stefano and his new book, Brunello: ritratti a memoria (Brunello: Portraits from Memory). The monograph, published earlier this year in Montalcino, traces the history of Brunello and its major players from the appellation’s origins to the present day. Much of the material used for the … Continue reading

Fattoria dei Barbi returns to New York Wine Experience, one of America’s most prestigious tasting events
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Fattoria dei Barbi returns to New York Wine Experience, one of America’s most prestigious tasting events

We’ve just been informed that Fattoria dei Barbi will be pouring its wines — once again — at the Wine Spectator “New York Wine Experience” tasting October 17-19 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square. The annual New York Wine Experience is one of the most prestigious tasting events in the U.S. Each year, the … Continue reading