Birbone is a red wine with a great character, created by us because we want to see how it is perceived a Tuscan wine made with the best part of ancient techniques.
Grapes 85%-95% Sangiovese, the remaining percentage is Merlot.
Vineyards Vineyards of Tenuta ‘Aquilaia dei Barbi’| Property of Fattoria dei Barbi located in the district of Scansano and vineyards of Fattoria dei Barbi, located in the district of Montalcino Soil: marles and clay. Altitude: 400 mt slm. Average Age: 15 years. Orientation: South West. Vine Training System: Cortina semplice. Vine Stock per Hectar: 5.000. Yield per Hectar: 68 ql.
Vinification and Ageing The alcoholic fermentation at an average temperature of 28-29°C for 12-13 days. After the wine racking and the malolactic fermentation the wine rests for twelve months in small-medium size oak barrels.
Sensory analysis Intense ruby red colour. Complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, sweet spices, tobacco and licorice. Warm and dry taste with ripe tannins. Elegant structure with a well defined personality. Pleasant persistence.
Pairing It is a wine for important occasions, ideal with roasted or grilled meats, mature cheeses and casserole dishes.
Serving Temperature Serve at a temperature of 18°C.
Capacity of ageing 5-12 years.
Conservation and Storage Keep the bottle horizontally in a dark place at a temperature of 12°-14°C.
90 punti – James Suckling
Aromas of plums and dried berries with hints of flowers and sweet tobacco. Medium body, redcurrant and berry flavors and a medium finish. Drink now.
93 punti – Intravino | Andrea Gori
Barbi: ampiezza e tocchi femminili graziosi, cipria, mughetto, viola e lavanda, poi in bocca il frutto è convincente, con centro bocca preciso e finale in crescendo. 93
91 punti – Vinous | Ian D’Agata
Brunello di Bright red. Sour red cherry, violet and licorice on the subtle, complex nose. Suave and fine-grained, with pure red berry flavors communicating a restrained sweetness and an underlying mineral bent. Finishes perfumed and long, with smooth, tannins and lovely lift and length. A classy Brunello of sneaky concentration and outstanding balance. Well done in such a difficult year, Drinking window: 2020-2029
Antonio Di Spirito | Luciano Pignataro
E’ pigro e ritroso a manifestarsi, almeno al naso; in bocca, però, ritrovi tutti gli elementi del grande vino complesso, profondo ed equilibrato; è fresco, concentrato ed intenso; interminabile la sua persistenza.
92+ punti – Monica Larner | Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
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 growing season. For example, careful green harvesting proved essential for even ripening of the clusters. The fruit here does appear evenly mature and there is enough succulent flavor intensity (with dark fruit, tobacco and cured spice) and texture to count on a healthy aging trajectory as we move forward in time. However, this vintage is fundamentally near and medium term, so I would recommend a 10- or 15-year drinking window. It also tastes great straight out of the gate.