“Wow!” Houston Chronicle on Vigna del Fiore 2012
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

“Wow!” Houston Chronicle on Vigna del Fiore 2012

Here’s what veteran wine writer Dale Robertson (Houston Chronicle) had to say about the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, which he called a “Wow!” wine. Click here for his complete review. 2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore I often stumble into wines that seduce my taste buds but haven’t … Continue reading

Bibenda editors award “5 Bunches” for our 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

Bibenda editors award “5 Bunches” for our 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore

We are pleased to announce that the editors of the prestigious Bibenda 2019 guide to the wines of Italy have awarded their top prize of “5 Bunches” to Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore. The 2013 vintage of this wine — the estate’s single-vineyard flagship — has been a favorite of critics since … Continue reading

“4 Vines” for 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore, top score from the Italian Sommelier Association guide
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

“4 Vines” for 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore, top score from the Italian Sommelier Association guide

We are thrilled to share the news that the Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore has received the top prize from the editors of Vitae, the Italian Sommelier Association’s guide to the wines of Italy. The award will be presented next month in Milan together with the 2019 edition of the … Continue reading

Save the date: Fattoria dei Barbi at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, October 18-20
Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Save the date: Fattoria dei Barbi at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, October 18-20

Fattoria dei Barbi will be pouring its 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 list of participating wineries. Click … Continue reading

Leading Canadian wine blogger Joanie Metivier tastes Fattoria dei Barbi
Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Leading Canadian wine blogger Joanie Metivier tastes Fattoria dei Barbi

We were thrilled to come across this fantastic post by leading Canadian wine blogger Joanie Metivier, who tasted a flight of current releases from Fattoria dei Barbi earlier this year. “As soon as the servers started pouring the samples,” she writes, “the whole room was filled with the magical smell of the wines.” Click here … 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

“You can keep your radishes. I’ll take the Brunello instead.” Culture, history, and tradition in Montalcino (Stefano Cinelli Colombini)
Brunello di Montalcino / Montalcino History / Stefano Cinelli Colombini / Vigna del Fiore

“You can keep your radishes. I’ll take the Brunello instead.” Culture, history, and tradition in Montalcino (Stefano Cinelli Colombini)

The following op-ed appeared this week on Intravino, Italy’s most popular wine blog. Translation from the Italian by Montalcino Blog. Vinitaly (the annual Italian wine trade fair) is over and the dust has finally settled. We’re exhausted. But we’ve already returned to our little villages and have fallen back our routines. Wherever great wines are … Continue reading