Brunello Museum a “must-see for Brunellophiles”
Brunello di Montalcino / Brunello Museum / Montalcino History

Brunello Museum a “must-see for Brunellophiles”

Above: The 1904 Brunello harvest at Fattoria dei Barbi. It’s just one of the many amazing historical photographs and artifacts you’ll find at the Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello Museum. Even though Brunello production is the estate’s priority,” wrote Kerin O’Keefe in her landmark monograph Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy’s Greatest Wines … Continue reading

Brunello Consortium blog features Stefano and his new book
Brunello di Montalcino / Montalcino History

Brunello Consortium blog features Stefano and his new book

Earlier this week, the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium blog featured Stefano and his new book, Brunello: ritratti a memoria (Brunello: Portraits from Memory). The monograph, published earlier this year in Montalcino, traces the history of Brunello and its major players from the appellation’s origins to the present day. Much of the material used for the … Continue reading

Bruce Sanderson tastes 2008 Vigna del Fiore, one of the vintage’s “top wines” (from the archives)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Bruce Sanderson tastes 2008 Vigna del Fiore, one of the vintage’s “top wines” (from the archives)

Above: The Vigna del Fiore vineyard, one of Montalcino’s southernmost crus. Last year, Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson “had the opportunity to sit down with 11 producers from Tuscany to revisit the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino vintage at age 10,” including Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore (95 points Wine Spectator). … Continue reading

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