“Giovanni Colombini was a visionary farmer.” Aldo Fiordelli on 50 years of Brunello.
Montalcino History

“Giovanni Colombini was a visionary farmer.” Aldo Fiordelli on 50 years of Brunello.

In case you haven’t already seen it, check out Aldo Fiordelli’s great article on 50 years of Montalcino in the November issue of Decanter. That’s Aldo above. Here’s what he had to say about the founder of Fattoria dei Barbi. “Giovanni Colombini,” he writes, “was a visionary farmer with an incredible depth of knowledge in … Continue reading

Witness the Birth of a Brunello at Fattoria dei Barbi September 30 and October 1
Events / Harvest 2017 / Montalcino History

Witness the Birth of a Brunello at Fattoria dei Barbi September 30 and October 1

The Fattoria Dei Barbi In #Montalcino invites you to an extraordinary event: the birth of a Brunello on Saturday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. You will enter the cellar during racking, when the fermentation finishes and the wine emerges warm, fragrant and dense. Guided groups of visitors will be get to watch and they … Continue reading

D-Day in Montalcino in the 1990s: The Big Fish Arrive (changing everything and changing nothing)
Brunello di Montalcino / Montalcino History

D-Day in Montalcino in the 1990s: The Big Fish Arrive (changing everything and changing nothing)

The sixth in Stefano’s series of posts on the “Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino: The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century. Click here for the complete series. And click here for the original post in Italian published by the popular Italian wine blog Intravino. In the 1990s, over the … Continue reading

“Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino (part 4): The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century
Montalcino / Montalcino History

“Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino (part 4): The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century

The fourth in Stefano’s series of posts on the “Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino: The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century. Click here for the complete series. And click here for the original post in Italian published by the popular Italian wine blog Intravino. On August 3, 1933, the … Continue reading

The Birth of Rosso di Montalcino: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 3)
Montalcino / Montalcino History / Rosso di Montalcino

The Birth of Rosso di Montalcino: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 3)

The third in Stefano’s series of posts on the “Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino: The Birth of Rosso di Montalcino. Click here for the complete series. And click here for the original post in Italian published by the popular Italian wine blog Intravino. By 1984, Brunello di Montalcino had already … Continue reading

The Fortezza Opens: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 2)
Montalcino / Montalcino History

The Fortezza Opens: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 2)

The following post is the second in a series of the “Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino.” Each post will appear in tandem with the Italian version on the popular Italian wine blog Intravino (click here for the Italian). Above: The courtyard of the Fortezza as it looks today. As I … Continue reading