Thank you Francesca Planeta for a wonderful evening and event in Milan last night!
Brunello di Montalcino / Events

Thank you Francesca Planeta for a wonderful evening and event in Milan last night!

The Fattoria dei Barbi and the Montalcino Blog (by Barbi) would like to share our warm thanks with Francesca Planeta and the Planeta winery for including Fattoria dei Barbi’s wines in their Giro di Vite event last night in Milan (at Open Milano). The Giro di Vite project (the title is a play on words, … 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

Brunello, the movie! Narrated by Stefano Cinelli Colombini (with English sub-titles)
Brunello di Montalcino / Cinelli Colombini / Montalcino / Montalcino History

Brunello, the movie! Narrated by Stefano Cinelli Colombini (with English sub-titles)

More than one Facebook user has asked about Fattoria dei Barbi’s new cover movie. It’s the trailer for a wonderful short film by London-based director Oliver Cooper, “Un Coro Unito” (“United in Song”), written and narrated by the estate’s owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini. The film is embedded below in its entirety. Buona visione! … Continue reading