Fattoria dei Barbi (Colombini)
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Fattoria dei Barbi is ””The”” reference for Brunello in Montalcino. Barbi’s approach of using tradition to anchor contemporary expressions of wine continues to position Barbi as a leading producer in Brunello. The Colombini family is one of the most influential of the Region and have been an integral part in writing the history of Brunello. Fattoria dei Barbi’s commitment to innovation and quality have lead to many ””firsts””, namely; The 1st exporters of Brunello, 1817; the 1st Brunello awarded by the state (Italy), 1892; the pioneers of wine tourism, 1938; the 1st Tuscan cellar open to visitors, 1954; producer of the 1st Super Tuscan, Brusco dei Barbi, 1969.
The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino shows the softer side of the vintage. Sweet red cherries, plums, tobacco, licorice and spices are all woven together nicely in the glass. Savory notes develop over time, adding complexity and nuance. Floral notes add ... more