For your holiday consideration: Kerin O’Keefe “editor’s pick” 2012 Brunello, 93 points
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

For your holiday consideration: Kerin O’Keefe “editor’s pick” 2012 Brunello, 93 points

Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 93 points Earthy aromas suggesting leather, forest floor, tilled soil and dark spice take the lead in this Brunello, punctuated by a balsamic note. Firm and full-bodied, it delivers succulent Marasca cherry, star anise, mint and pipe tobacco, framed by tightly wound but refined tannins. Drink 2020–2032. Kerin … Continue reading

Monica Larner on Fiore: “A special single-vineyard expression that really delivers the goods.”
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner on Fiore: “A special single-vineyard expression that really delivers the goods.”

Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 93+ points The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore is a special single-vineyard expression that really delivers the goods. Only 3,900 bottles are made, whereas production numbers for the Brunello annata top 200,000. Both are priced the same. If you can get your hands … Continue reading

Barbi’s 2012 Brunello “is special. A remarkable blend of technological precision meeting time-honored tradition”
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Barbi’s 2012 Brunello “is special. A remarkable blend of technological precision meeting time-honored tradition”

“Fattoria Barbi is one of Brunello’s largest producers, writes wine blogger John Fodera on his site Tuscan Vines, but “quality doesn’t suffer in the least relative to the size of the estate production. I reject that argument on its merits. Passion and the insistence of quality begets quality. It matters not how large or small … Continue reading

94 points Wine Spectator: 2012 Brunello Vigna del Fiore (for your holiday consideration)
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94 points Wine Spectator: 2012 Brunello Vigna del Fiore (for your holiday consideration)

Bruce Sanderson includes Fattoria dei Barbi among his “recommended Brunellos di Montalcino,” calling it one of the “top wines” from the 2012 vintage. Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 2012 94 points Exhibiting a fine blend of fruity and savory characteristics, this red evokes wild strawberry, cherry, juniper, leather, and iron … Continue reading

Gambero Rosso: “A rich history of taking chances and innovation” at Fattoria dei Barbi
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Gambero Rosso: “A rich history of taking chances and innovation” at Fattoria dei Barbi

Here’s what the editors of the Gambero Rosso Guide to the wines of Italy 2018 had to say about the Fattoria dei Barbi: When you say Fattoria dei Barbi, you immediately think of one of the most regal traditions of Montalcino winemaking. But when you look more closely, you quickly realize there is a rich … Continue reading

A history of “firsts” at Fattoria dei Barbi, one of Italy’s most historically progressive wineries
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A history of “firsts” at Fattoria dei Barbi, one of Italy’s most historically progressive wineries

Throughout its history, Fattoria dei Barbi has been a pioneer in Italian winemaking: Fattoria dei Barbi still possesses bottles of Montalcino wine dating back to the 1870. And it owns the most comprehensive, continuously owned wine collection in Italy. The first Italian medal awarded to Fattoria dei Barbi for its wines dates back to 1892: … Continue reading