Monica Larner on 15 Brunello: “Picture perfect,” 95 points for Vigna del Fiore
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Monica Larner on 15 Brunello: “Picture perfect,” 95 points for Vigna del Fiore

Fattoria dei Barbi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 95 points The Fattoria dei Barbi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore unfolds slowly to reveal a tight core of wild berry aromas, balsam herb and light touches of smoke and spice. This is a medium-weight expression that offers the carefully measured acidity and … Continue reading

Saul Bellow in Tuscany (at Fattoria dei Barbi) and a “desire for the Brunello wine”
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Montalcino

Saul Bellow in Tuscany (at Fattoria dei Barbi) and a “desire for the Brunello wine”

Many are familiar with the famous quote from Saul Bellow, “You can never lose your desire for the Brunello wine. Your susceptibility returns at the same rate as the glass fills.” But few remember where it comes from or why he wrote those lines (and sadly, too many quote it incorrectly, translating it back to … Continue reading

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014

Fattoria dei Barbi 2014 Brunello di Montalcino 92+ points Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2014 Brunello di Montalcino marks an impressive effort in what was undoubtedly a difficult vintage. The experienced winemaking team at this historic estate has evidently made specific choices to uphold the quality of their Brunelllo despite the challenges of this wet and cold … Continue reading

99 points for Fattoria dei Barbi 1975 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, tasting note on Doctor Wine’s blog
Brunello di Montalcino

99 points for Fattoria dei Barbi 1975 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, tasting note on Doctor Wine’s blog

Last week, one of Italy’s greatest wine writers, Daniele Cernilli, shared the following tasting note on his blog Doctor Wine. It was authored by noted Pugliese restaurateur Luciano Lombardi, a good friend of Daniele, who had invited Luciano, together with his wife, to join him and his wife for lunch at Daniele’s parents’ house. For … Continue reading

“A Montalcino education begins with this man, Stefano Cinelli Colombini at Fattoria Dei Barbi.”
Brunello di Montalcino / Cinelli Colombini

“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)
Brunello di Montalcino

“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

Liquor Control Board of Ontario features Fattoria dei Barbi
Brunello di Montalcino

Liquor Control Board of Ontario features Fattoria dei Barbi

Warm thanks to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario for featuring Fattoria dei Barbi on the cover of its current newsletter! Click here to download. From the LCBO website: The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) is an Ontario government enterprise and one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. Through more … Continue reading