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 / Op-ed / 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

Vigna del Fiore 2011: “So close to drinking perfectly but to tell you the truth, you don’t have to wait.”
Accolades / Vigna del Fiore

Vigna del Fiore 2011: “So close to drinking perfectly but to tell you the truth, you don’t have to wait.”

Another great write-up from one of the top tasters in North America, Michael Godel. We highly recommend his post, “Diversity in Brunello di Montalcino.” Above: The Fattoria dei Barbi’s “Vigna del Fiore,” described below in this excerpt from Michael’s excellent post. The Vigna del Fiore “vineyard of the flower” or maybe “flower garden vineyard” is … Continue reading

Monica Larner: “This wine made me so happy…” 95 points Vigna del Fiore 2013
Accolades / Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Monica Larner: “This wine made me so happy…” 95 points Vigna del Fiore 2013

Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 95 points The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore is a superb wine from an estate that boasts some of the most prized pedigree in Montalcino. This wine made me so happy to taste. Its various elements of spice, dark fruit and textural fortitude … Continue reading

Ian D’Agata (Vinous): “Lovely, elegant, old-style Brunello…”
Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Ian D’Agata (Vinous): “Lovely, elegant, old-style Brunello…”

Please stop by our stand at Vinitaly, April 15-18: Hall 9 (Tuscany), Stand C6. Please email us at info@fattoriadeibarbi.it to set up an appointment. New scores and tasting notes from Ian D’Agata (Vinous, April 2018): Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 92+ points Medium red with a hint of amber at … Continue reading

Kerin O’Keefe: 94 points for Fiore 2013, “The polished full-bodied palate doles out crushed raspberry, Morello cherry and star anise…”
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Kerin O’Keefe: 94 points for Fiore 2013, “The polished full-bodied palate doles out crushed raspberry, Morello cherry and star anise…”

Above: Sangiovese in our Vigna del Fiore vineyard, our top cru. Wine Enthusiast senior editor Kerin O’Keefe’s scores and tasting notes for the 2018 releases from Fattoria dei Barbi are out! Thank you, Kerin! Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 94 points Aromas of wild berry, leather, rose and tobacco leaf … Continue reading