Suckling: “2015 a historical year for Montalcino,” 96 points for Barbi Brunello Blue Label
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Suckling: “2015 a historical year for Montalcino,” 96 points for Barbi Brunello Blue Label

“The 2015 vintage is a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss,” wrote leading Italian wine critic James Suckling in his online newsletter earlier this year. “The wines show impressive precision of vivid fruit, fine tannins and freshness in acidity despite their ripeness and richness which makes them some of the most … Continue reading

99 points for Fattoria dei Barbi 1975 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, tasting note on Doctor Wine’s blog
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99 points for Fattoria dei Barbi 1975 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, tasting note on Doctor Wine’s blog

Last week, one of Italy’s greatest wine writers, Daniele Cernilli, shared the following tasting note on his blog Doctor Wine. It was authored by noted Pugliese restaurateur Luciano Lombardi, a good friend of Daniele, who had invited Luciano, together with his wife, to join him and his wife for lunch at Daniele’s parents’ house. For … Continue reading

“A Montalcino education begins with this man, Stefano Cinelli Colombini at Fattoria Dei Barbi.”
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“A Montalcino education begins with this man, Stefano Cinelli Colombini at Fattoria Dei Barbi.”

Leading Canadian wine writer Michael Godel (above) visited Fattoria dei Barbi earlier this month and tasted with owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini. He was traveling through Tuscany with American sommelier and television personality Jeff Porter. The two were there filming an episode for Jeff’s Sip Trip, his video series devoted to the wines and … Continue reading

“Vraiment très beau!” Top Canadian wine blogger Vinformateur (Claude Lalonde) tastes Barbi (and loves it)
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“Vraiment très beau!” Top Canadian wine blogger Vinformateur (Claude Lalonde) tastes Barbi (and loves it)

“Vraiment très beau!” That’s what top Canadian wine blogger and taster Claude Lalonde, author of the popular site Vinfomateur, had to say about his recent tasting of Fattoria dei Barbi current releases with the winery’s export director Raffaella Federzoni. A graduate of the prestigious L’École Hôtelière des Laurentides in Sainte-Adèle, Quebec where he earned his … Continue reading

“A graceful symphony.” Leading American wine blogger Cara Rutherford shares tasting notes on 89, 82, 81, 75, 73 71 Barbi Brunello
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“A graceful symphony.” Leading American wine blogger Cara Rutherford shares tasting notes on 89, 82, 81, 75, 73 71 Barbi Brunello

“Having a history worthy of a novel,” writes leading American wine blogger Cara Rutherford this week on her highly popular wine blog CaraVino, “the noble Colombini family traces its beginnings back to the beginning of 1000, when they were active in the Sienese government. In 1352, the family acquired its first estates in Montalcino. From … Continue reading

Decanter: “Highly recommended” Barbi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino
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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