Today, Fattoria dei Barbi owns vineyards in Montalcino and Scansano. At both the estates, yields remain low in order to promote quality. Selection is intense and often only 60% of the potential production of Brunello is bottled, while the remainder is declassified. The declassified wine is then put into the Rosso and Brusco, so they have some “Brunello blood” in them—speaking to a consistent, traditional house style and high quality even in entry-level products.
Sit down with owner Stefano Cinelli Colombini as he discusses the history of the estate.