The Vigna del Fiore is an unique vineyard: its 14 acres (5.7 hectares) are situated in an area where the vine is cultivated by our family since the XVI century. It is one of the southernmost and oldest vineyard in the whole area of the Brunello di Montalcino. The particular exposition and the composition of the soil give to this Brunello special qualities, with a very elegant bouquet and an harmonic and complex taste.
The Brunello Vigna del Fiore has been produced since 1981; for its harmony and charm it can be drunk and appreciated from the earlier years in bottle, despite being a wine with an excellent capacity of ageing.

Grapes Sangiovese 100%.

Vineyards Property of Fattoria dei Barbi, located in the district of Montalcino and registered for Brunello di Montalcino production. Soil: marl and alberese in the highest part of the vineyard. Altitude: 270-294 mt slm. Average age: grape vines planted in 1991. Orientation: South – South West. Vine Training System: Cortina semplice. Vine Stock per hectar: 4.130. Yeld per hectar: 55 ql.

The Year 2015 The end of the Winter and beginning of Spring were marked by heavy rains, which premitted the storage of abundant water supply. A fluctuating climatic condition in April and May gave way to an higher than usual temperature from June until mid August, with very little rains. In the second half of August providential regular rains restored the ideal conditions for the vine’s growth. In September, the temperatures kept mild during day light and fresh at night time. The regular and steady maturation of the grapes allowed a perfect balance between sugar and acidity.
The harvest took place from September 28th and October 7th.

Vinification Before the fermentation the grapes were subjected to a cold pre-fermentative maceration which consists in cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16°C in an environment protected by CO2. This process increases the extraction of polyphenols and aroma compounds. The regular alcoholic fermentation followed and lasted 16/17 days at a controlled temperature of 27°-28°C. After the racking and the malolactic fermentation the wine aged in small-medium size oak barrels (2,25 – 15 hl) for the first months. Later it completed the aging in larger oak barrels, for a total period of two years and then is bottled at least 4 months before the release.

Chemical Analysis Alcohol 14,88 % – Tot. Ac. 5.8 g/l – Vol. Ac. 0.49 g/l – Residual sugars < 1.4 g/l – Dry extract 29 g/l.

Sensory Analysis Colour: intense and concentrated ruby red. Bouquet: ribe black fruits, blackberry, licorice, nutmeg. Taste: ample and wrap-around. Well balanced tannins with a lively acidity, very long persistence.

Food Combinations Perfect for important dishes, roasted or grilled red meats, game, venison, stewed wild boar. Excellent with mature cheeses.

Serving Temperature Serve at a temperature of 18°C.

Capacity of ageing 20-60 years.

Conservation and storage Keep the bottle horizontally in a dark place at a temperature of 12°-14°C.

Issue: January 31, 2020
Score: 95

The Fattoria dei Barbi 2015 Brunello Vigna del Fiore unfolds slowly to reveal a tight core of wild berry aromas, balsam herb and light touches of smoke and spice. This is a medium-weight expression that offers the carefully measured acidity and structured to ensure a healthy aging future ahead. Speaking of aging, Brunello is released five years after harvest and tertiary notes defined by cellar age are always an important characteristics of the wine. I notice that this Brunello has embraced its age with particular grace and elegance. You could want age it longer or you could also enjoy this bottle in the near and medium term. Some 6,600 bottles were released in January 2020. Drinking Date 2021 – 2040

Monica Larner

Issue: April 2020
Score: 91+

Good medium red-ruby. Deep aromas of blackberry, raspberry and tea leaf. Juicy and intense, but extremely tight; quite closed currently, with aeration bringing up only very faint red and dark berry and flinty herb flavors that remain completely compressed by the strong tannic cloak. Finishes with mouthcoating astringency that had me scrambling for bread. Completely charmless right now, this very young, taut wine needs many years of patience; my hope is the tannins resolve before the fruit disappears. Drinking Window 2026 – 2035

Ian D’Agata

Issue: January 7, 2020
Score: 94

Camphor, rose and new leather shape the nose along with whiffs of woodland berry and underbrush. It’s full bodied and loaded with elegance, delivering mature Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and tobacco set against firm fine-grained tannins. Drink 2023–2030.

Kerin O’Keefe

Issue: May 8, 2021
Score: 92

Röstiger und etwas zedriger Duft nach reifen gemischten Beeren und Zwetschgen mit tabakigen und ganz leicht ätherischen Noten sowie einem Hauch Steinobst und vegetabilen Nuancen. Reife, herb-saftige Frucht mit etwas röstigem, tabakigem und nussigem Holz, feines, jugendliches Tannin, leicht rauchig am Gaumen, nachhaltig, salzig-erdige mineralische Töne, ätherische Nuancen, ein wenig Teer, Zitruszesten und wieder angedeutet Steinobst, sehr guter, fester, saftiger Abgang. Hat Zeit. Trinkempfehlung: Mitte 2021 bis 2032+. Zuletzt bewertet: 8. Mai 2020

Aroma tostato e un po’ cedrato di bacche miste mature e prugne con tabacco e note molto leggermente eteree, nonché un accenno di frutta a nocciolo e sfumature vegetali. Frutta matura e saporita con un po’ di legno tostato, tabacco e noci, tannino fine e giovanile, leggermente affumicato al palato, persistente, toni minerali salati e terrosi, sfumature eteree, un po’ di catrame, scorza di agrumi e ancora accenni di frutta a nocciolo, finale molto buono, fermo e succoso. Ha tempo. Raccomandazioni sul consumo: Mitte 2021 bis 2032+. Ultima valutazione: 8 maggio 2020