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

Gambero Rosso: “A rich history of taking chances and innovation” at Fattoria dei Barbi
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Gambero Rosso: “A rich history of taking chances and innovation” at Fattoria dei Barbi

Here’s what the editors of the Gambero Rosso Guide to the wines of Italy 2018 had to say about the Fattoria dei Barbi: When you say Fattoria dei Barbi, you immediately think of one of the most regal traditions of Montalcino winemaking. But when you look more closely, you quickly realize there is a rich … Continue reading

Open Cellars Event Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10
Brunello di Montalcino / Events

Open Cellars Event Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10

The harvest has begun! And as in years past, we are participating once again in a classic event organized with every vintage by the Movimento Turismo Vino Toscana (Tuscany Wine Tourism Movement): It’s called Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars) and for decades now, it has allowed millions of wine lovers from every part of Italy to … Continue reading

Harvest has begun in Maremma…
Brunello di Montalcino / Harvest 2017 / Maremma / Morellino

Harvest has begun in Maremma…

Here’s a note on an unusual photo taken by Fattoria dei Barbi owner Stefano Cinelli Colombini last week when they began harvesting the red grapes on the Tuscan coast. It will still be a while for harvest to begin Montalcino. But picking isn’t far off… A highly unusual image from this year’s harvest (above). This … Continue reading