Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle,” 95 points for Barbi 2013 Riserva
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle,” 95 points for Barbi 2013 Riserva

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 95 points Fattoria dei Barbi strikes a terrific balance between elegance and sheer muscle in the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. This Riserva is distinguished by dark fruit and savory tones of toasted clove, cedar, campfire ash, leather, tobacco and smoked bacon. Those smoky flavors are expertly … Continue reading

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello 2013: “A perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality…” (For your holiday consideration.)

Brunello di Montalcino 2013 represents “a perfect balance of earth, spice and minerality,” writes Eric Guido, wine buyer for Morrell & Company (New York) and one of the top Italian tasters in the U.S. today (click here for his tasting notes). Critics across the board have been blown away by this vintage, which is currently … Continue reading

“A wall of sound”: Top Italian taster Emanuele Giannone on Barbi’s 2006 Brunello Riserva
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

“A wall of sound”: Top Italian taster Emanuele Giannone on Barbi’s 2006 Brunello Riserva

Emanuele Giannone is widely considered to be one of the top tasters working in Italy today. Beyond his prolific production of tasting notes and wine writing, he also teaches aesthetics of wine at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont. Here’s what he had to say about the 2006 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello … Continue reading

A classic Tuscan country menu at Taverna dei Barbi (on the grounds of Fattoria dei Barbi)
Brunello di Montalcino / Taste Eat Visit Montalcino / Taste Fattoria dei Barbi

A classic Tuscan country menu at Taverna dei Barbi (on the grounds of Fattoria dei Barbi)

Knowing that many of you are heading to Tuscany and possibly Montalcino this summer, we wanted to share the following menu (below). It’s a classic Tuscany country menu from the Taverna dei Barbi, the estate’s farmhouse restaurant. The Taverna’s food is all classic, all the way. And all of the foods are grown or produced … Continue reading

Wine Spectator features Stefano Cinelli Colombini and 2008 Vigna del Fiore
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Wine Spectator features Stefano Cinelli Colombini and 2008 Vigna del Fiore

“For Stefano Colombini at Fattoria dei Barbi,” writes Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson this week, “2008 had perfect ripeness, a year without extreme heat resulting in well-balanced wines.” “‘[The different] zones were important, but the human factor more important. In fact, it was crucial in ’08,’ he said. ‘You could have a good Brunello … Continue reading