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

Kerin O’Keefe makes 2012 Brunello “editor’s pick” (93 points Wine Enthusiast)
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Kerin O’Keefe makes 2012 Brunello “editor’s pick” (93 points Wine Enthusiast)

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

94 points Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Monica Larner (RobertParker.com)
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94 points Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Monica Larner (RobertParker.com)

Fattoria dei Barbi 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 94 points Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva shows thick lines and excellent composure. The warm 2011 vintage tends to offer more jammy fruit aromas and you get a fleeting sense of that here. There is extra suppleness and softness that comes from a hot … Continue reading

Barbi lands in top 10 among Montalcino wineries with best scores by major critics
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Barbi lands in top 10 among Montalcino wineries with best scores by major critics

We were thrilled and intrigued to read a recent post by the popular Montalcino-based blog and online portal MontalcinoNews. In the piece, the editors have tabulated all the scores for the 2012 releases by the four leading Italian wine critics who cover Montalcino today: James Suckling, Monica Larner (Robert Parker), Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast), and … Continue reading