Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $119.00
Item No. 114070
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

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.

Critical Acclaim

"The estate’s 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a weighty, full-bodied Brunello packed with ripe red fruit, underbrush, sweet spices, tar and licorice. The wine possesses outstanding balance and generosity. Although the tannins are a little coarse (in keeping with the vintage) there is also enough fruit here to balance out the structural components. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023. "
90 Points

Learn About Fattoria dei Barbi Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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The wine has an intense ruby red color that tends to garnet. The nose has notes of red fruits and ...
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