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Dog bites Brunello: rare Japanese dog reviews Fattoria dei Barbi 2011, awards “4 out of 5” bones.
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

Dog bites Brunello: rare Japanese dog reviews Fattoria dei Barbi 2011, awards “4 out of 5” bones.

There’s a first for everything. Man bites dog. Dog bites Brunello… We were pleased to discover Shiba Sommelier’s blog and review of our 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. Shiba Sommelier (above, with Easter Bunny) is a Shiba Inu who lives — we believe but are not certain — in Park Slope, Brooklyn (we speculate Brooklyn because there … Continue reading

Montalcino, more than meets the eye: Stefano responds to claims that Montalcino has lost its way
Montalcino / Montalcino History

Montalcino, more than meets the eye: Stefano responds to claims that Montalcino has lost its way

I just came across yet another blog post where the author repeats the same old litany that Montalcino is no longer “true to itself” and that the true Montalcino is dead. I wrote the following in response and I’d like to share it with my friends… I don’t believe that a community’s vitality is gauged … 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

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 writer.” 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