Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)

Brunello di Montalcino 2013 represents “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality,” writes Eric Guido, wine buyer for Morrell & Company (New York) and one of the top Italian tasters in the U.S. today (click here for his tasting notes). Critics across the board have been blown away by this vintage, which is currently … Continue reading

Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”
Accolades / Cinelli Colombini / Montalcino History

Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”

This week, Decanter magazine published what will surely be considered a landmark feature article on Brunello di Montalcino, its history and legacy: “Brunello’s Breakthrough.” Read the entire piece, free even for non-subscribers, here. Jefford, who’s widely considered one of the greatest English-language wine writers in the world today, writes: “the groundwork had been laid in … Continue reading

“This is one beautiful Sangiovese”: Notes and scores for the 2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello (currently available in the U.S.)
Accolades / Montalcino

“This is one beautiful Sangiovese”: Notes and scores for the 2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello (currently available in the U.S.)

Looking for 2010 Brunello di Montalcino by Fattoria dei Barbi? Check out these finding aids. Monica Larner: 94 points “Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino starts with a tightly wound personality that begins to unravel slowly, one delicate layer at a time. As it does, you become aware of dried fruit, cigar box, crushed … Continue reading

“Wow!” Houston Chronicle on Vigna del Fiore 2012
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

“Wow!” Houston Chronicle on Vigna del Fiore 2012

Here’s what veteran wine writer Dale Robertson (Houston Chronicle) had to say about the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, which he called a “Wow!” wine. Click here for his complete review. 2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore I often stumble into wines that seduce my taste buds but haven’t … Continue reading

Bibenda editors award “5 Bunches” for our 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

Bibenda editors award “5 Bunches” for our 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore

We are pleased to announce that the editors of the prestigious Bibenda 2019 guide to the wines of Italy have awarded their top prize of “5 Bunches” to Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore. The 2013 vintage of this wine — the estate’s single-vineyard flagship — has been a favorite of critics since … Continue reading

“4 Vines” for 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore, top score from the Italian Sommelier Association guide
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

“4 Vines” for 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore, top score from the Italian Sommelier Association guide

We are thrilled to share the news that the Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore has received the top prize from the editors of Vitae, the Italian Sommelier Association’s guide to the wines of Italy. The award will be presented next month in Milan together with the 2019 edition of the … Continue reading

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