Monica Larner on 15 Brunello: “Picture perfect,” 95 points for Vigna del Fiore
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Monica Larner on 15 Brunello: “Picture perfect,” 95 points for Vigna del Fiore

Fattoria dei Barbi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 95 points The Fattoria dei Barbi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore unfolds slowly to reveal a tight core of wild berry aromas, balsam herb and light touches of smoke and spice. This is a medium-weight expression that offers the carefully measured acidity and … Continue reading

Bruce Sanderson tastes 2008 Vigna del Fiore, one of the vintage’s “top wines”
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Bruce Sanderson tastes 2008 Vigna del Fiore, one of the vintage’s “top wines”

Above: The Vigna del Fiore vineyard, one of Montalcino’s southernmost crus. Last year, Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson “had the opportunity to sit down with 11 producers from Tuscany to revisit the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino vintage at age 10,” including Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore (95 points Wine Spectator). … Continue reading

Ernesto Gentili, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine writers, re-tastes Vigna del Fiore 2013
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Ernesto Gentili, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine writers, re-tastes Vigna del Fiore 2013

Decanter magazine has called Ernesto Gentili “one of Italy’s most influential wine writers.” You may remember that Ernest Gentili, one of Italy’s most respected wine writers, published this tasting note on Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2013 single-vineyard Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, which he tasted at last year’s Benvenuto Brunello (the annual debut tasting of … Continue reading

“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
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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