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Fattoria dei Barbi - Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2017


Terroir: Sourced from the estate’s younger vines that are part of the estate’s 41 hectares (100 acres) located in the southeast area of Montalcino. Vineyards are planted at 5,200 plants per hectare with yields of 1.3kg per vine. Two types of soils prevail: gravel and clay soils produce wines with power, while more sandy soils heighten aromatics.

Vinification: Following the harvest, the fruit undergoes a pre-fermentation cold maceration (“cold-soak”), which consists of cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16°C in an anaerobic environment (under a CO2 blanket) to protect the must from oxidation. This non-alcoholic, aqueous extraction results in an increased color intensity and stability, softer astringency and tannins and more body and aromatics. After 48 hours, the temperature increases and alcoholic fermentation begins, lasting 12 -13 days and reaching temperatures of 27°- 28°C. After racking and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in small-medium size oak barrels (225L – 15HL) for six months.

Additional Details edit

Vivid ruby-red color with aromas of red berries, red currants, cherries and notes of eucalyptus. The palate is fresh with soft tannins, medium body, bright acidity and a long finish with slight menthol notes.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Montalcino DOC
  • Winemaker: Stefano Cinelli Colombini
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Stone, clay, sand
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  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.4 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
  • Avg Production: 96,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-76091 3
  • Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Recent News edit

Vinous Rating: 90

Author: Antonio Galloni

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

"Fattoria dei Barbi's 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine, and also one of the very few 2017s in which the ripeness of the vintage is not especially felt. Translucent and medium in body, with tons of Sangiovese character, Barbi's 2017 is flat-out delicious. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, cedar, wild flowers, spice and mint all add shades of nuance."