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 2016 The 2016 harvest has given us great satisfaction.Thanks to the freshness of the Spring, with sparse and well distributedrains, and the hot and dry temperature in the Summer, the grapes coulddevelop a balanced maturation. The first Autmun weeks were warmduring the day and cool through the nights. That allowed us to bring inthe cellar healthy grapes with an excellent concentration of aromas.
The harvest took place from September 20th and October 9th.

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 14.5% – Tot. Ac. 5.6 g/l – Vol. Ac. 0.51 g/l – Residual sugars < 0.4 g/l – Dry Extract 29.4 g/l – pH 3.44.

Sensory Analysis Colour: brilliant and concentrated ruby red. Bouquet: initial notes of black cherry, rasperry and damask rose followed by scents of cocoa, coffee and mediterranean herbs. Taste: smooth and intense. The black cherry and the wild aromatic herbs reappear together with hints of dark chocolate. Very persistent and enveloping.

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: July 7, 2021
Score: 88

 Toasted walnuts, tobacco and leather of red cherry and violet aromas. Quite chewy and slightly warm.

Issue: March 4, 2021
Score: 96+

Subtle aromas of dried rose petal, thyme, dehydrated cherry, and anise unfold in the 2016 Vigna del Fiore Brunello. The palate is pure with dried raspberry, tea leaf, orange peel, and saline minerality. With classic and angular, structured tannins, and energetic acidity, all its components are in balance and there is complexity in its transparency. This is a traditional wine with finesse that should stand the test of time. Enjoy 2024–2036.

Jeb Dunnuck

Issue: March 31, 2021
Score: 93 ♥

Fester und geschliffener, verhältnismäßig kühler, etwas pfeffriger und fleischiger Duft nach reifen roten und schwarzen Beeren mit Trockenkräuternoten, Mineralik, eine Spur Malz und Brotrinde, Jod und Tabak. Eher herb im Mund, geschliffene, saftige rote und schwarze Frucht mit tabakigen, getrocknet-kräuterigen und leicht malzigen Tönen, etwas Trockenobst, ätherische, ins Minzige gehende und auch pfeffrige Noten, hat Kraft und Dichte, aber auch gewisse Eleganz, gute Tiefe, wird an der Luft offenherziger, sehr guter bis langer, sehr saftiger, würziger, griffiger und wieder ätherischer Abgang. Trinkempfehlung: 2023-2032+. Zuletzt bewertet: 31. März 2021