Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
Brunello di Montalcino / food and wine / Montalcino / Taste Eat Visit Montalcino

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is here and a lot of you are planning your trips to Tuscany and, in particular, to Montalcino, the land of Brunello, where you will enjoy some of the greatest wine and food tourism in the world. Here are some basic tips (based mostly on questions that we get asked at this time … Continue reading

“Excellent balance”: Ian D’Agata (Vinous) awards 91+ points for Barbi Brunello Riserva 2013
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

“Excellent balance”: Ian D’Agata (Vinous) awards 91+ points for Barbi Brunello Riserva 2013

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 91+ points Bright ruby-red. Perfumed violet lift to the aromas of raspberry, leather, wet stones and licorice. Then intensely flavored (dark berries, smoke, minerals and spices) offering excellent balance of sweetness and acidity but finishes with substantial tongue-coating tannins, an austere mouthfeel and noteworthy length. This wine … Continue reading

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

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

“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): “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