“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

Bruce Sanderson tastes 2008 Vigna del Fiore, one of the vintage’s “top wines” (from the archives)
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Bruce Sanderson tastes 2008 Vigna del Fiore, one of the vintage’s “top wines” (from the archives)

Above: The Vigna del Fiore vineyard, one of Montalcino’s southernmost crus. Last year, Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson “had the opportunity to sit down with 11 producers from Tuscany to revisit the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino vintage at age 10,” including Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore (95 points Wine Spectator). … Continue reading