Fattoria dei Barbi Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes exclusively from our olives in the Montalcino district.
It is produced with 100% from plantes of Frantoio, locally named Coreggiolo.
Extension 8 hectares with 1.186 olive plants. Soil: clay, marle. Altitude: 350 m slm.
Harvest The olives are manually picked in November, they undergo a cold pressing at a temperature between 22°-25° C.
Sensory Analysis Colour: lovely green with gold hues. Bouquet: intense fruity aromas. Taste: the taste is pleasantly spicy with a small herbaceous finish.
Pairing Excellent for the preparation of traditional Tuscan and Mediterranean dishes. Perfect served raw for dressing salads, soups, pastas and toasted bread for the “bruschetta”.
Conservation and Storage Away from the light, from heat and from other food or detergents, as the oil absorbs easily any smell. Keep the temperature at 14°-18° C.
Bottle Size 0,250 L bottle, 0,500 L bottle, 3,00 L Tin.
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.