The productions of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino are strictly limited, therefore, in order to satisfy our vocation of wine making, we planted in our estate vineyards with clones of Sangiovese not classified for DOCG Brunello or DOC Rosso di Montalcino.
From these vineyards we produce Rosso dei Barbi, a fresh and immediate wine, captivating and unfussy, which keeps within its simplicity the style of Fattoria dei Barbi.
Grape Sangiovese 80-90% – Red grape varietals 10-20%.
Vineyards Property of Fattoria dei Barbi, located in the District of Montalcino and in Aquilaia dei Barbi, located in the district of Scansano.
Vinification and Ageing The alcoholic fermentation with the skins lasts 10 days under a controlled temperature of 28°C. Ageing: in stainless steel vats .
Sensory analysis Colour:brilliant ruby red.
Bouquet: fruity aromas of cherry, spicy and floral.
Taste: the taste is fresh, lively with a light touch of tannins. Pleasant persistency.
Pairing Ideal with cured meats and first courses, pizza and savoury pies, white meats and light sauces.
Serving Temperature 16-18°C.
Capacity of ageing 2 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.