Walter Speller (Jancis Robinson) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “Mouth-filling fruit… with great acidity”
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Walter Speller (Jancis Robinson) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “Mouth-filling fruit… with great acidity”

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino 17/20 Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Serious, brooding and concentrated nose with hints of candied fruit. Bags of mouth-filling fruit on the palate. Intense, long and very ripe but with great acidity giving it lift. Very long and with delicious, chewy tannins. Walter Speller JancisRobinson.com Continue reading

“A wall of sound”: Top Italian taster Emanuele Giannone on Barbi’s 2006 Brunello Riserva
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“A wall of sound”: Top Italian taster Emanuele Giannone on Barbi’s 2006 Brunello Riserva

Emanuele Giannone is widely considered to be one of the top tasters working in Italy today. Beyond his prolific production of tasting notes and wine writing, he also teaches aesthetics of wine at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont. Here’s what he had to say about the 2006 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello … Continue reading

Stefano inducted into Italy’s Society of Winemakers, the Italian wine industry’s most prestigious association.
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Stefano inducted into Italy’s Society of Winemakers, the Italian wine industry’s most prestigious association.

From Stefano’s Facebook (June 10, 2018): It was a great day for Fattoria dei Barbi: Yesterday, I was inducted into the Accademia Nazionale della Vite e del Vino, Italy’s National Society of Grape Growers and Winemakers. Professor Antonio Calò presented me with my title. It’s a great honor to be included in the most prestigious … Continue reading

Wine Spectator features Stefano Cinelli Colombini and 2008 Vigna del Fiore
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Wine Spectator features Stefano Cinelli Colombini and 2008 Vigna del Fiore

“For Stefano Colombini at Fattoria dei Barbi,” writes Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson this week, “2008 had perfect ripeness, a year without extreme heat resulting in well-balanced wines.” “‘[The different] zones were important, but the human factor more important. In fact, it was crucial in ’08,’ he said. ‘You could have a good Brunello … Continue reading

Vigna del Fiore 2011: “So close to drinking perfectly but to tell you the truth, you don’t have to wait.”
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Vigna del Fiore 2011: “So close to drinking perfectly but to tell you the truth, you don’t have to wait.”

Another great write-up from one of the top tasters in North America, Michael Godel. We highly recommend his post, “Diversity in Brunello di Montalcino.” Above: The Fattoria dei Barbi’s “Vigna del Fiore,” described below in this excerpt from Michael’s excellent post. The Vigna del Fiore “vineyard of the flower” or maybe “flower garden vineyard” is … Continue reading

Top Canadian wine writer Michael Godel on Barbi 2013: “In a Brunello as here, as always, there is no speculation, only certainty…”
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Top Canadian wine writer Michael Godel on Barbi 2013: “In a Brunello as here, as always, there is no speculation, only certainty…”

For any winemaker, it’s always a highly moving and rewarding experience to read notes on her/his wines by someone who “really gets it,” like Michael Godel, one of Canada’s leading authorities on Italian wine. Michael just got around to publishing his notes from the touring Benvenuto Brunello tasting last month. His superb post, Diversity in … Continue reading

Monica Larner: “This wine made me so happy…” 95 points Vigna del Fiore 2013
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Monica Larner: “This wine made me so happy…” 95 points Vigna del Fiore 2013

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 95 points The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore is a superb wine from an estate that boasts some of the most prized pedigree in Montalcino. This wine made me so happy to taste. Its various elements of spice, dark fruit and textural fortitude … Continue reading