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 2017 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 14.75% – Tot. Ac. 5.7 g/l – Vol. Ac. 0.48 g/l – Residual sugars < 1.2 g/l – Dry Extract 32.1 g/l – SO2 14/87.

Sensory Analysis Colour: very intense and brilliant ruby red. Bouquet: rich and spicy, ripe cherry, a hint of small red berries, quince apple, crushed rose petals, orange peel. A touch of coffee on the background. Taste: deep with a well embedded texture, complex, velvety.

Pairing 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: June 30, 2022
Score: 93/100

Opulent, boasting loamy clay, plum, cherry, tobacco and mineral flavors, this red is backed by a matrix of beefy tannins. Resonates on the finish, finding equilibrium in the end. Best from 2025 through 2042. 300 cases made, 50 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson

Issue: November 4, 2021
Score: 93/100

Bigger style for Barbi, but it still remains fresh and flavorful with dark-berry, walnut and dried -flower character. It’s medium-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and frsh fruit at the end. Rather complex. Drink or hold.

James Suckling

Issue: February 17, 2022
Score: 93/100

The Fattoria dei Barbi 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore is always distinguished by that extra level of dark intensity and concentration that comes from this special site selection of fruit. This is always one of my favorite wines from this estate, and some of that magic is played forward in this hot-vintage expression. I also think Vigna del Fiore, thanks to its structure and the purity of its aromas, is better suited to a longer aging window. The bouquet offers lots of dark fruit, plum, earth, and wild rose. This 4,000-bottl release was born in a site characterized by a mix of limestone alberese and schistous galestro soils that are typical of this part of Tuscany

Monica Larner

Issue: December 2021
Score: 91/100

The single-vineyard 2017 Brunello diMontalcino Vigna del Fiore is delicate and floral in nature, scents of rose and violet giving way to dried strawberries and hints of cedary spice. It washes across the palate with elegance, as silken textures carry red and hints of blue fruit across a core of saline-infused acidity. This tapers off structured and dry, yet still quite lifted, leaving hints of licorice to linger on. I worry about the longevity of the 2017 Vigna del Fiore; it will need a few years of soften but doen’t come across as having the persistence of fruit to reward extended cellaring. That said, it’s a very pretty wine.

Eric Guido

Issue: January 12, 2022
Score: 16/20

Maturing mid ruby with orange tinges. Pretty, perfumed, deep nose with a hint of pine. Compact fruit with a big dose of acidity that just matches the fruit concentration and long coating tannins. Long and lingering and not ready by far. Drink 2024-2032.

Walter Speller

Issue: June 25, 2022
Score: 91

Michaela Morris

Issue: June 7, 2022
Score: 90

Intense notes of overripe red fruits, blackberry, cherries, smoked accents, and balsamic. Intense and vibrant in the mouth.

Issue: January 14, 2022
Score: 92

More specific of course, focused and looking at a vineyard that has been studied for decades. A vineyard of more than five hectares with the resilience to handle the stressors of the 2017 vintage, thanks to many stones and the surrounding woods. “We have been paying taxes on this vineyard for 400 years, so that’s how old it is,” tells Stefano Cinelli Colombini. The current vineyard was planted in 1982 but some parts have been redone. Finding fineness is no easy seek and task at all times but most of all when water and cooling temperatures are absent for many months at a time. This is Vigna of polished fruit, consistency in hyperbole and while less austere than many vintages there is that elusive and often hiding combination of elegance and finesse. The wine achieves what it sets out to do, if no other way, in attitude. Drink 2023-2030. Tasted November 2021.

Michael Godel

Issue: March 3, 2022
Score: 94

Medium ruby red in colour. A delicate mix of red berries and blur florals, Sicilian blood orange peel, spice box notes. The mid palate shows secondary nuances of warm blackberries and menthol notes. Caressing tannins knitted with saline infused structure uplift the palate. A persistent linear refined finish.

Tony Wood

Issue: March 17, 2022
Score: 92

Fester, tabakiger und ganz leicht teeriger Duft nach reifen überwiegend schwarzen Beeren, angedeutet getrockneten Kräutern, Rosenblüten und einem Hauch Morcheln. Reife, feste, herb-saftige Frucht, nussige und tabakige Holzwürze, ein wenig Kakao im Hintergrund, Piment und Pfeffer, präsentes, jugendliches, recht feines Tannin, etwas Biss, nachhaltig am Gaumen, hat Kraft und Rückgrat, gute Tiefe, kreidige und salzige Anklänge, noch unentwickelt, sehr guter, fester, griffiger Abgang mit herbem Saft und Würze. Muss unbedingt reifen. Trinkempfehlung: 2025-2035+. Zuletzt bewertet: 17. März 2022


Issue: December 27, 2021

Brunello di Montalcino Vigna del Fiore DOCG 2017 빈티지(셀레지오네 타입) 비냐 델 피오레는 1500년부터 포도밭으로 가꾸어진 싱글빈야드다. 라즈베리, 체리, 바이올렛 향이 감미롭다. 민트, 후추의 개운한 향이 감돈다. 산도는 상쾌하며  세밀한 타닌 구조는 집중도를 높인다. Traduzione | La Vigna del Fiore è un unico vigneto coltivato a vigneto dal 1500. I sapori di lampone, ciliegia e viola sono dolci. Profumo rinfrescante di menta e pepe. L’acidità è rinfrescante e la struttura tannica fine ne esalta la concentrazione.

Baek Nanyoung

Issue: December 31, 2021
Score: Coups de cœur | Top 20 Vins


Issue: September 22, 2022
Score: 5 grappoli/5