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“A Montalcino education begins with this man, Stefano Cinelli Colombini at Fattoria Dei Barbi.”
Brunello di Montalcino / Cinelli Colombini

“A Montalcino education begins with this man, Stefano Cinelli Colombini at Fattoria Dei Barbi.”

Leading Canadian wine writer Michael Godel (above) visited Fattoria dei Barbi earlier this month and tasted with owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini. He was traveling through Tuscany with American sommelier and television personality Jeff Porter. The two were there filming an episode for Jeff’s Sip Trip, his video series devoted to the wines and … Continue reading

Elin McCoy’s 2019 harvest report for Bloomberg, including notes from Stefano Cinelli Colombini
Harvest 2019 / Montalcino

Elin McCoy’s 2019 harvest report for Bloomberg, including notes from Stefano Cinelli Colombini

Above: Montalcino in late September, a few weeks before the Brunello harvest begin. Photo by Stefano Cinelli Colombini. “Despite extreme weather,” writes leading American wine critic Elin McCoy for Bloomberg, “2019 is a ‘perfect storm’ vintage for wine.” Click here to read her 2019 vintage report for Bloomberg, including notes from Stefano Cinelli Colombini on … Continue reading

“Vraiment très beau!” Top Canadian wine blogger Vinformateur (Claude Lalonde) tastes Barbi (and loves it)
Brunello di Montalcino

“Vraiment très beau!” Top Canadian wine blogger Vinformateur (Claude Lalonde) tastes Barbi (and loves it)

“Vraiment très beau!” That’s what top Canadian wine blogger and taster Claude Lalonde, author of the popular site Vinfomateur, had to say about his recent tasting of Fattoria dei Barbi current releases with the winery’s export director Raffaella Federzoni. A graduate of the prestigious L’École Hôtelière des Laurentides in Sainte-Adèle, Quebec where he earned his … Continue reading

Experience the “Birth of a Brunello” this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi
Montalcino

Experience the “Birth of a Brunello” this weekend at Fattoria dei Barbi

Click to register for “Birth of a Brunello” events, tours, and tastings this weekend. The Sangiovese harvest has begun in Montalcino: This weekend, Fattoria dei Barbi owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini will be hosting tastings of the newly pressed wines and guests will experience the “Birth of a Brunello” (see link above for details). … Continue reading

Liquor Control Board of Ontario features Fattoria dei Barbi
Brunello di Montalcino

Liquor Control Board of Ontario features Fattoria dei Barbi

Warm thanks to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario for featuring Fattoria dei Barbi on the cover of its current newsletter! Click here to download. From the LCBO website: The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) is an Ontario government enterprise and one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. Through more … Continue reading

Experience the “Birth of a Brunello” (the racking of the new wine) October 5-6 at Fattoria dei Barbi
Montalcino

Experience the “Birth of a Brunello” (the racking of the new wine) October 5-6 at Fattoria dei Barbi

The Fattoria Dei Barbi in Montalcino invites you to an extraordinary event: the “Birth of a Brunello” on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Guests will enter the cellar during racking, when the fermentation finishes and the winemaker tastes the new wine for the first time. Guided groups of visitors will be get to … Continue reading

“A graceful symphony.” Leading American wine blogger Cara Rutherford shares tasting notes on 89, 82, 81, 75, 73 71 Barbi Brunello
Brunello di Montalcino

“A graceful symphony.” Leading American wine blogger Cara Rutherford shares tasting notes on 89, 82, 81, 75, 73 71 Barbi Brunello

“Having a history worthy of a novel,” writes leading American wine blogger Cara Rutherford this week on her highly popular wine blog CaraVino, “the noble Colombini family traces its beginnings back to the beginning of 1000, when they were active in the Sienese government. In 1352, the family acquired its first estates in Montalcino. From … Continue reading

Decanter: “Highly recommended” Barbi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino
Accolades / Rosso di Montalcino

Decanter: “Highly recommended” Barbi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino

The Fattoria dei Barbi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino was tasted blind earlier this year by a top panel of Decanter magazine reviewers, including a Master Sommelier, a Master of Wine, and one of Italy’s top wine writers. Here are their notes and scores. Delicate nose of dried flowers with leafy, peppery notes. Ripe, chalky tannins … Continue reading

The “historic cellar” at Fattoria dei Barbi and its many treasures
Old Wine / Taste Fattoria dei Barbi / Wine Shops

The “historic cellar” at Fattoria dei Barbi and its many treasures

On Monday of this week, Fattoria dei Barbi’s export director Raffaella Federzoni led a vertical tasting of Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino for a select group of New York-based wine writers and trade members. All of the wines came directly from Fattoria dei Barbi’s historic cellar, one of the largest and oldest collections of … Continue reading