Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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.”
Brilliant Ruby with aromas of wild berry fruits and sweet herb notes, resulting from it’s long aging. On the palate cherry, plum and dried fruits with tobacco and cola notes, well balanced on firm tannins tightly wound, oak notes; need to decant! Lingering finish ending with mineral and earthy notes, 100% Sangiovese grapes. Let this age a few more years.