Old Vintage Topping Off Ceremony this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi! Bring us your old bottles to be topped off and resealed!
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Old Vintage Topping Off Ceremony this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi! Bring us your old bottles to be topped off and resealed!

Those are Fattoria dei Barbi’s vineyards. It’s such a beautiful fall here that I just had to share this photo! You’ll see this same panorama if you join us here at the Fattoria dei Barbi for our “topping off” ceremony. It’s the day we take our clients’ bottles, top them off (with wine from the … Continue reading

Extreme weather plagues Montalcino and Tuscan coast
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Extreme weather plagues Montalcino and Tuscan coast

“Violent thunderstorms,” wrote Elisabetta Povoledo for the New York Times this week, “small tornadoes that blew roofs off homes, and hurricane-force winds lashed Italy from Piedmont to Sicily early this week, leaving at least 11 people dead, many more injured and firefighters and other rescue workers scrambling to respond to emergency calls. Stefano posted this … Continue reading

Taste with Stefano next week in the Big Apple at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience
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Taste with Stefano next week in the Big Apple at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience

Owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini will be pouring Fattoria dei Barbi wines at the 2018 Wine Spectator “New York Wine Experience,” October 18-20 in Manhattan. It’s one of the exclusive tastings of the year and is reserved for the world’s top wineries, including estates from Italy, France, and the U.S. Click here for a … Continue reading

Vertical tasting notes for Vigna del Fiore, the Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello cru
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Vertical tasting notes for Vigna del Fiore, the Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello cru

In the light of the attention that Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore — the estate’s cru — has been getting over the last few years, we decided to create this thread devoted to critics’ tasting notes. The Vigna del Fiore — Flower Vineyard — is the estate’s top growing site and is one of … Continue reading

Experience the grape harvest this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi!
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Experience the grape harvest this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi!

Open Cellars: Harvest in Montalcino Festival The harvest is upon us! And as in years past, the Fattoria dei Barbi will be opening its doors as part of Italy’s Open Cellars annual event, a program that has allowed millions of wine lovers to experience grape growing and winemaking first hand. Saturday-Sunday September 15-16, 2018 11 … Continue reading

Early vintage 2018 notes: Stefano takes a look at Barbi’s Maremma harvest
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Early vintage 2018 notes: Stefano takes a look at Barbi’s Maremma harvest

Click here to see the video that Stefano shot this week in his Maremma vineyards. A note from Stefano: This is a Merlot vineyard on Fattoria dei Barbi’s Maremma estate. We took samples from the vines yesterday before it rained: 12.8% potential alcohol and 6.6 g/l acidity. Despite what everyone was expecting after a rainy … Continue reading