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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997
Fattoria dei Barbi

I have visited Fattoria dei Barbi several times in the last five years. It is best to visit early in the day so you will be able to visit the cellars and tour the fattoria where the meats, cheeses and oils are produced. There is a little enoteca where you can buy all the products produced on the estate.

Fattoria dei Barbi continues all the traditional activities of a Tuscan farm; producing wine from its vineyards, salumi from pork, pecorino cheese from sheep's milk, olive oil, honey and the traditional cuisine of Taverna dei Barbi. The Colombini family has had properties in Montalcino since 1352 and has owned Fattoria dei Barbi since 1790. It is famous for producing one of Italy's greatest wines, Brunello di Montalcino.

Francesca Colombini and her son Stefano are directly involved with winery operations, combining family traditions with a dynamic style of modern wine making. Francesca Colombini has been a great ambassador for Brunello di Montalcino, striving to keep Brunello made in the traditional manner to maintain its exceptional quality and distinctive nature.


Tasting Note
Superaromatic, with leather, blackberry and cedar aromas. Very Sangiovese. Full-bodied, yet silky and caressing, with a long and enjoyable finish. Lovely. Best after 2003. Score - 92. (James Suckling, www.winespectator.com, May 31, 2003)

VINTAGES 705434 | 750 mL bottle | Price: $ 79.00

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