Brunello dei Barbi Riserva DOCG

Fattoria dei Barbi

Pronunciation
brew-NELL-oh ree-zair-vah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Fattoria dei Barbi
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Paolo Salvi

Overview

This Riserva of Brunello is made with a special selection of grapes collected from their best vineyards in Montalcino. The ageing in barrel and in bottle is longer than the one for a regular Brunello, thus the wine has a deeper concentration and a wider complexity of aromas.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Vinification
Fermentation in contact with the skins lasts 18 days with a slow and gradual increase of the controlled temperature in s s tanks. Racked into oak.
Aging
In Slavonian oak barrels for two years and a further four in the bottle prior to release.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Intense ruby red.
| Aroma
The bouquet is very complex with fruity and spicy scents with hints of blackberry, black-currant and tobacco.
| Taste
The taste is supple, warm, with balanced tannins with an aftertaste of red fruits and spice. A long and graceful finish.
| Serving Suggestions
Roasted or braised red meats, game and mature cheeses.

Brunello dei Barbi Riserva DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$110.00
CSPC#:
702958
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Decanter Magazine - Richard Baudains, Michele Shah

Review on the 2001. October 2007 issue. Gold Medal World Wine Awards. "Stylish oak character. Classic. A bit austere but will grow. Good length, stylish finish. Perfect!"

Wine Spectator -April 2007 - James Suckling - 93 points

A complex nose of licorice, blackberry and flowers follows through to a full-bodied palate, with polished tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2010.

Wine Spectator -April 2009 - James Suckling - 93 points

The 2004 vintage has dark cherry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full body, with loads of chewy tannins and rich fruit. The fruit concentration is impressive, yet this is balanced and in form. Best after 2010