“This is one beautiful Sangiovese”: Notes and scores for the 2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello (currently available in the U.S.)
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“This is one beautiful Sangiovese”: Notes and scores for the 2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello (currently available in the U.S.)

Looking for 2010 Brunello di Montalcino by Fattoria dei Barbi? Check out these finding aids. Monica Larner: 94 points “Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino starts with a tightly wound personality that begins to unravel slowly, one delicate layer at a time. As it does, you become aware of dried fruit, cigar box, crushed … Continue reading

The Gift That Just Keeps Giving: Brunello’s remarkable longevity
Montalcino

The Gift That Just Keeps Giving: Brunello’s remarkable longevity

Above: One of owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini’s friends recently shared this photo with him. It’s a 1968 Brunello di Montalcino from Fattoria dei Barbi. Just look at the color of the wine! The friend’s tasting note: “Nothing better than Fattoria dei Barbi.” In New York last month, Stefano led a vertical tasting of … Continue reading

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
Montalcino

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