Wine Enthusiast: 90+ point scores across the board for our new releases
Accolades / Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast: 90+ point scores across the board for our new releases

Above: Sangiovese in our Vigna del Fiore vineyard, our top cru. We are thrilled to share these scores, previews, from Wine Enthusiast, including 94 points for our 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore. We don’t have the accompanying tasting notes yet but we will post them as soon as they are published (in the … Continue reading

Eric Guido (Morrell) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality… 94 points”
Accolades / Montalcino

Eric Guido (Morrell) on Barbi Brunello 2013: “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality… 94 points”

We were simply thrilled to see this blog post, tasting note, and score by Eric Guido, one of the top Italian tasters working in the U.S. today. Check out the post: It’s a great overview of his tastings at Benvenuto Brunello 2018, including his notes on the current releases from the appellation and notes on … Continue reading

One last holiday recommendation: Brusco dei Barbi, a crowd-pleaser that stays true to its roots
Accolades / Brusco dei Barbi

One last holiday recommendation: Brusco dei Barbi, a crowd-pleaser that stays true to its roots

It was just over a year ago that executive wine editor Ray Isle recommended Brusco dei Barbi in his column for Food & Wine magazine (click here for his review and tasting notes for last year’s release). He called it one of his favorite wines to pair with wild boar dishes and he couldn’t have … Continue reading

Brunello di Montalcino: The Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Brunello’s longevity makes it ideal for gift season.
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino: The Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Brunello’s longevity makes it ideal for gift season.

Earlier this fall, I met Fattoria dei Barbi’s export director in New York where we tasted an extraordinary flight of the estate’s wines stretching back to 1957. Yes, 1957! The wines, which had come directly from the estate (and btw, older wines are available for purchase there), were astounding: Very fresh on the nose (just … Continue reading

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