Taste 2011 Vigna del Fiore in April at Wine Spectator’s GRAND TOUR (Washington D.C.,  New York, Las Vegas)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Taste 2011 Vigna del Fiore in April at Wine Spectator’s GRAND TOUR (Washington D.C., New York, Las Vegas)

We poured our 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore this year at Benvenuto Brunello in Italy and North America. It’s the newest release from this historic vineyard in southern Montalcino. But you’ll still find the 2011 on many wine lists and in many wine shops across the U.S. (The 2013 hasn’t shipped yet while the 2011 … Continue reading

See you at ProWein in Düsseldorf March 18-20!
Brunello di Montalcino / Events / Morellino

See you at ProWein in Düsseldorf March 18-20!

Fattoria dei Barbi will be pouring at ProWein in Düsseldorf this year, March 18-20. Please come and visit with us in Hall 16, Stand F51 (the Brunello Consortium stand). We will be pouring the following wines: Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Fattoria dei Barbi 2016 … Continue reading

Thank you Francesca Planeta for a wonderful evening and event in Milan last night!
Brunello di Montalcino / Events

Thank you Francesca Planeta for a wonderful evening and event in Milan last night!

The Fattoria dei Barbi and the Montalcino Blog (by Barbi) would like to share our warm thanks with Francesca Planeta and the Planeta winery for including Fattoria dei Barbi’s wines in their Giro di Vite event last night in Milan (at Open Milano). The Giro di Vite project (the title is a play on words, … Continue reading

Happy new year! (And a tasting note by a favorite Roman taster)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Happy new year! (And a tasting note by a favorite Roman taster)

Happy 2018 everyone! We couldn’t think of a better way to start the year off than with a tasting note by one of our favorite tasters in Italy, Monica Coluccia, who lives and works in Rome. Over the holiday break, she posted a series of tasting notes (on her Facebook) for some extraordinary bottles of … Continue reading

Brunello di Montalcino: The Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Brunello’s longevity makes it ideal for gift season.
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino: The Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Brunello’s longevity makes it ideal for gift season.

Earlier this fall, I met Fattoria dei Barbi’s export director in New York where we tasted an extraordinary flight of the estate’s wines stretching back to 1957. Yes, 1957! The wines, which had come directly from the estate (and btw, older wines are available for purchase there), were astounding: Very fresh on the nose (just … Continue reading

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