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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2006
(search item no. 111193)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

For over a century of production, it is the most important red wine. In the cellar of Barbi Farm, one can see a collection of thousands of bottles of Brunello, starting from the harvest of 1892. It ferments on average for 14 days in steel tanks without ever exceeding 28°C. It is then refined for at least 2 years in barrels of Slavonian oak and four months in bottles. So it arrives on the market ready to drink, but with such a structure to prolong its life in the bottle for many years.
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About Fattoria dei Barbi:

Takes its name from the free-spirited gentleman named Bruscone who lived in the woods of the Barbi Estate. Patented system of vinification, based on the Tuscan tradition of “May Wines.” A wine which was born from the extensive soaking of skinned Sangiovese grapes that rest for 3 months with their pomace. One of the first “Super-Tuscan’s.” Fattoria dei Barbi is "The" reference for Brunello in Montalcino. Barbi's approach of using tradition to anchor contemporary expressions of wine continues to position Barbi as a leading producer in Brunello. The Colombini family is one of the most influential of the region and have been an integral part in writing the history of Brunello. Fattoria dei Barbi's commitment to innovation and quality have lead to many "firsts."