Weekly Wine Video
Wine Review : Fattoria Barbi 2016 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna del Fiore (Italy)05 Apr 2022
- Category: Weekly Video Wine Note
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Fattoria dei Barbi
2016 Brunello di Montalcino
Vigna del Fiore
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2016 Brunello di Montalcino - Vigna del Fiore
The first vintage of this single vineyard offering was in 1981 - it's a southeast facing vineyard that sits at 250 meters above sea level and the oldest vines within the vineyard are between 20 to 25 years old. The wine spends one year in older barriques of three to five years of age; then another two years in 500-liter Slavonian oak (aka tonneau) ... Only 5,000 bottles are produced - so quite a small lot. Nice concentration and depth, yet subtle in so many ways ... Red fruit: cherry, red currant, strawberries and that oak is hidden so well behind a wall of spice and red fruit; there's even a floral aspect to this wine. It totally delivers on what single vineyard wines should be. (**** ½)