“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

Taste 2011 Vigna del Fiore in April at Wine Spectator’s GRAND TOUR (Washington D.C.,  New York, Las Vegas)
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Taste 2011 Vigna del Fiore in April at Wine Spectator’s GRAND TOUR (Washington D.C., New York, Las Vegas)

We poured our 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore this year at Benvenuto Brunello in Italy and North America. It’s the newest release from this historic vineyard in southern Montalcino. But you’ll still find the 2011 on many wine lists and in many wine shops across the U.S. (The 2013 hasn’t shipped yet while the 2011 … Continue reading

Ernesto Gentili, one of Italy’s most acclaimed wine writers, on Vigna del Fiore 2013
Accolades / Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

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

Decanter magazine has called Ernesto Gentili “one of Italy’s most influential wine writers.” Here’s what he had to say about the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore, tasted at Benvenuto Brunello 2018 in Montalcino. Fattoria dei Barbi 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore 92/93 points Floral notes and spice, delicate hints of how … Continue reading