Our Vermentino is made with this aromatic variety which since long has spread all over the Mediterranean coastline.In Maremma, and above all in the Scansano area it found an ideal environment for developing its pleasantness and complexity, releasing wines with a good structure and roundness. Thus the Vermentino dei Barbi is made, an agreable companion for Summer meals.
Grapes Vermentino 100%.
Vineyards In Aquilaia dei Barbi, the Scansano property of Fattoria dei Barbi.
Vinification Once the grapes are crushed and destemmed they undergo immediately a soft pressing, the juice is left resting in vat with a drop of temperature to 8°C. Afterwards the alcoholic fermentation takes place under a controlled temperature of 16°C.
Sensory analysis Colour: brilliant straw yellow.
Bouquet: intense floral aromas of wisteria and hawthorn. Pleasant citrus and yellow fruits scents combined with vegetal and mineral acidity.
Taste: the taste is dray and fresh, soft and balanced, with a savoury and persistent aftertaste.
Pairing Simple dishes based on seafood, roasted fish, vegetarian ravioli, savoury pies, vegetables and white meats. Excellent as an appetizer.
Serving temperature 8-10°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.