Fattoria Dei Barbi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino

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Description

Barbi’s “Blue Label” Brunello is the heart of the estate’s production and its flagship bottling. The family has been producing Brunello from this vineyard since 1892. Sourced from the estate’s 100 acres in the southeast of Montalcino. Vineyards are densely planted to achieve low yields. Manual harvest occurs at the end of September followed by a pre-fermentation cold maceration. This aqueous extraction results in an increased color intensity and stability, softer astringency and tannins adding body and aromatics. Fermentation lasted 16 -17 days and then the wine is aged in small-to-medium size oak barrels for the first 4-6 months, followed by two years in larger Slavonian oak casks. This 2015 was a unanimous success! James Suckling scored this 96 points saying “Ripe plum and cherry aromas with dried flowers and spices. Some lavender and cedar, too. Full bodied, tight and chewy. Needs time to soften and come together. Better after 2022.” The Wine Advocate scored this 94 points saying…

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