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Caffè in Forchetta, a dessert popular across the world and first served at Fattoria dei Barbi
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Caffè in Forchetta, a dessert popular across the world and first served at Fattoria dei Barbi

Just Google it. “Caffè in Forchetta.” It’s a dessert for which you’ll find countless recipes on the internet. In Italian, in English, and even in Spanish (sometimes referred to as café en forchetta). It’s a dish popular around the world. And it was first served at Fattoria dei Barbi. According to Giovanni Righi Parenti, Sienese … 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

Taverna dei Barbi, the Fattoria dei Barbi’s classic Tuscan restaurant, reopens TONIGHT February 15!
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Taverna dei Barbi, the Fattoria dei Barbi’s classic Tuscan restaurant, reopens TONIGHT February 15!

Above: The Taverna dei Barbi, on the grounds of the Fattoria dei Barbi estate, serves classic Tuscan cuisine with the occasional modern flourish. We are pleased to share the news that following its annual winter break, the Taverna dei Barbi reopens tonight, Friday, February 15. The reopening coincides with Benvenuto Brunello weekend, the yearly debut … Continue reading

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Monica Larner (Robert Parker): “Great straight out of the gate,” 92+ points for Barbi Brunello 2014

Fattoria dei Barbi 2014 Brunello di Montalcino 92+ points Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2014 Brunello di Montalcino marks an impressive effort in what was undoubtedly a difficult vintage. The experienced winemaking team at this historic estate has evidently made specific choices to uphold the quality of their Brunelllo despite the challenges of this wet and cold … Continue reading

Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines
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Winesurf’s top of the top: Barbi Brunello Ris. 2012 one of guide’s top scoring wines

And we are pleased to share the news that among the 4,200+ wines tasted for the Italian wine guide published annually by Winesurf), the Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva landed in the top 60 highest scoring wines! Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 90 points A super-traditional and thus extremely … Continue reading

Op-ed: Stefano Cinelli Colombini’s opinion pieces on Montalcino and the wide world of wine.
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Op-ed: Stefano Cinelli Colombini’s opinion pieces on Montalcino and the wide world of wine.

“Only great civilizations produce great wines,” often says Fattoria dei Barbi legacy owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini, an avid historian and prolific author who has written extensively on Montalcino’s evolution, history, and traditions. Ever since we launched his Montalcino Blog in 2015, we have translated and published his opinion pieces — many of which have … Continue reading