- WinemakerStefano Cinelli Colombini
Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2018 (pre-arrival)Pre-Arrival
Fattoria dei Barbi, people! This legendary estate, their flagship bottling, 95 POINTS, all coming at you for under $50?!?! Now’s your chance to lock in the best price in the country (and it’s not close!) when you order this classic Brunello on PRE-ARRIVAL! We’ll have this ready for you by DECEMBER 2023, but the best things in life are worth the wait!
The Colombini family has owned land in Montalcino since 1352, founding the Fattoria dei Barbi estate with its Brunello production towards the end of the 1800s. This flagship bottling, their revered “Blue Label”, just might be the most recognizable Brunello bottling in the entire world. And for a good reason, too! 100% sangiovese, taken from the best plots of their estate that spreads over 300 hectares just southeast of Montalcino proper – this is a lush, powerful, elegant, and poised Brunello that is simply a must-have for any Italian wine lover. At just under $300 for a 6-pack, this is one of the more epic deals you will find on top-notch Italian wines...maybe ever.
This wine just oozes pure Tuscany...Wine Spectator once said “You can almost smell the countryside in this expressive red,” and that is so spot on. If you’ve ever been to Tuscany, you just know...baked earth, scrub-brush herbs drying in the warm sun, its “earthiness” at its most romantic and seductive. Add on black cherries – fresh and dried – with cigar box, raspberries, red flowers, blood orange, cedar, and warm baking spices, and you have just a fantastic, youthful, and collectible version of one of Tuscany’s best Brunello. A truly great and historic wine of Tuscany – and we promise, it’ll be worth the wait! Nearly $20 less than the competition, and the sort of wine you’re gonna want to sit on for at least a year anyway...why not let us (and the winery) do the aging for you?