The first Brunello imported in the USA, Fattoria dei Barbi is a historic estate that continues to be a pioneer in Tuscan wines. This Brunello Riserva is made only in the best years and is sourced from a special selection of grapes collected from the best of the estate’s 41 hectares (100 acres) in southeast Montalcino. Extended aging in oak results in a more complex wine with a longer aging potential.
Manual harvest occurs at the end of September followed by a pre-fermentation cold maceration (“cold-soak”), which consists of cooling the grapes at a temperature of 3°-5°C (37 – 41°F) 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 is raised and alcoholic fermentation begins, lasting 16 -17 days and temperatures reach 29°- 30°C (83 – 86°F). After racking and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in small-medium size oak barrels (500L – 20HL) for the first months, followed by three years in 30HL Slavonian oak casks. The wine rests in bottle for six months before release.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Vintages may vary by location; we will ship the most current vintage in stock.
The ideal set to open, serve and preserve all wines.
1 Black metal Garçon®
With an easy grip providing pleasant handling and in a practical size to slip in the pocket, this corkscrew is perfect for opening all bottles. Contain a foil cutting-blade. Alloy and stainless steel. Finish: mat black special coating. Design Patent.
5 Soft aerating pourers
Patented innovation, this pourer adapts itself to the neck of any bottle. 5 pourers in a sleeve. Specific material thinness enables a clear cut of the flow, ensuring no stains on the table cloth. Gentle ventilation of the wine and releasing of the aromas, through its functional pins. Enhancing the wine’s colour, thanks to its transparency. Easy care and flat storage. Made with food grade APET and ink.
1 Gard’Bulles stopper
The Gard’bulles Stopper safely and hermetically seals any opened bottle of sparkling and still beverages, including champagne, wine, juice, soda or water. Its patented system of double silicone joints, acclaimed by wine and restaurant professionals, ensures optimal sealing.
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