It is the most recent Tuscan Denomination with a production that is growing very fast thanks to a very positive reception. The style fully represents the sunny pleasantness of our region. The Fattoria dei Barbi Maremma DOC is a blend of at least 50% of Sangiovese plus different percentages of Merlot, Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
Grapes Sangiovese 50% plus different percentages of Merlot, Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
Vineyards Vineyards of Tenuta ‘Aquilaia dei Barbi’| Property of Fattoria dei Barbi located in the district of Scansano.
Vinification In order to preserve all the fruity aromas the grapes have been cooled at a temperature of 18° before the crushing. The fermentation has been long and slow, lasting two weeks under a temperature that never went over 28°.
Sensory analysis Colour: intense purple red.
Bouquet: nose vibrating with distinct notes of red berries, plums, blueberries, cherry. Light sweet and spicy scents.
Taste: supple and round in the palate, showing a good balance and integration which last in the aftertaste wrapped by a nuance of ripe cherry
Pairing It is very versatile, good as an aperitive, excellent through a whole meal.
Serving Temperature 18°C.
Capacity of Ageing 3-5 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.