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Date Printed: 10/27/2016
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003
(search item no. 114070)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/27/2016: $119.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Lively ruby red color with shades of garnet. The classic entry on the nose has depth as well as faintly jammy briary fruit, cherry and morello cherry. Its complex nose is enriched by hues of cedar wood and sweet tobacco. The taste is warm, powerful, tannic and smooth. The wine has a very good structure and excellent persistence.
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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."