This wine “translates to grace.” A favorite Canadian writer on Barbi 2014 Brunello
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

This wine “translates to grace.” A favorite Canadian writer on Barbi 2014 Brunello

Here’s what Michael Godel, one of our favorite Canadian wine writers and Italian experts, had to say about the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino (classic, blue label) by Fattoria dei Barbi. The notes come from his tasting at Benvenuto Brunello in Montalcino in February of this year. The difficult vintages separate the adulte from the bambine … Continue reading

Wine Spectator 90 points for Barbi Rosso di Montalcino
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Wine Spectator 90 points for Barbi Rosso di Montalcino

This just in from Wine Spectator (online only): Fattoria dei Barbi 2016 Rosso di Montalcino 90 points This red reveals depth and complexity from the get-go, featuring cherry, strawberry, leather and mineral flavors. Light on its feet and firm, finishing on the austere side. Offers the potential for short-term aging. Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator Continue reading

“Gorgeous… I really love this wine.” Checking in with 2012 classic Brunello.
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“Gorgeous… I really love this wine.” Checking in with 2012 classic Brunello.

Here’s what expert Italian taster and wine merchant Greg St. Clair had to say about the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino by Fattoria dei Barbi: This wine is gorgeous, Fattoria dei Barbi is one of Montalcino’s classic wines, and for me it defines the “classic” style in Montalcino. The nose is full of a tight wild … Continue reading

Ernesto Gentili, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine writers, re-tastes Vigna del Fiore 2013
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Ernesto Gentili, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine writers, re-tastes Vigna del Fiore 2013

Decanter magazine has called Ernesto Gentili “one of Italy’s most influential wine writers.” You may remember that Ernest Gentili, one of Italy’s most respected wine writers, published this tasting note on Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2013 single-vineyard Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, which he tasted at last year’s Benvenuto Brunello (the annual debut tasting of … Continue reading

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle,” 95 points for Barbi 2013 Riserva
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Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle,” 95 points for Barbi 2013 Riserva

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 95 points Fattoria dei Barbi strikes a terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle in the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. This Riserva is distinguished by dark fruit and savory tones of toasted clove, cedar, campfire ash, leather, tobacco and smoked bacon. Those smoky flavors are expertly … Continue reading

Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines
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Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines

And we are pleased to share the news that among the 4,200+ wines tasted for the Italian wine guide published annually by Winesurf), the Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva landed in the top 60 highest scoring wines! Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 90 points A super-traditional and thus extremely … Continue reading

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…”
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…”

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.”
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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.)
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“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