Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino – Blue Label 2011
Brilliant ruby red. Aromas of small red berries, cherry, plum, and wild herbs. Savory palate with lively acidity, round and silky tannins, good length, and persistency. Perfect for importnat dishes, roasted or grilled red meats, game, venison, or stewed wild boar. Excellent with mature cheeses. Serve at a temperature of 64 degrees F.
100% Sangiovese. Fattoria dei Barbi is among a prestigious group of estates that has played an integral part in writing the history of Italian wine. The Colombini family, one of region's most influential families, founded the estate in 1790. The family has owned land in Montalcino since 1352, first building the Poggio alle Mura castle (now Castello Banfi), then Argiano, and finally they began assembling Fattoria dei Barbi in 1790, where they have produced wine ever since. Today, the estate includes vineyards in Montalcino, Scansano, and Chianti and covers a total of 756 acres, of which 193 acres are planted vineyards and the remaining land is dedicated to olive groves, woods, farmland, and pastures. Fattoria dei Barbi is in fact one of the oldest, continuously functioning winemaking estates in Montalcino.