Fattoria Barbi Chianti Docg 2016

  • Made to be enjoyed young
  • A great wine that goes down so easily
  • Pairs well with typical Tuscan first courses
  • 12 or more bottles
  • 1 or more bottles
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Editors notes

"The grapes come from local vineyards and they are: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% other red grapes. The taste is vinous with a good balance between tannins and acidity. Delightful aftertaste." -FATTORIA BARBI


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Almond
    • Fig
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Black Fruits
    • Cedar
    • Red Fruits

Food Pairings

  • Game
  • Pork
  • Red Meat

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Italy has some of the oldest wine production methods in the world and almost every part of the country is planted under vine. From the Alps in the north to the very southernmost parts of Sicily where Africa is almost in sight, wine is successfully cultivated. In addition to the latitude covered, Italy's many mountains and hills provide a plethora of altitudes for grape growing in various soils and micro-climates. The extensive coastlines along the peninsula that is Italy provide maritime climates for the coastal wine-growing areas. Over 350 grape varieties are 'authorised' in Italy, though up to 550 varieties are thought to be grown.

The classification system of Italian wines has four classes, with the intention of defining a wine's origin a quality. Two of these classes are table wines, whilst DOC and DOCG fall under the EU quality wine produced in a specific region category. Vino da Tavola (VDT) means that the wine comes from Italy. Most of these wines are generally basic table wines that are consumed domestically. Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) denotes a more specific region within Italy, and the resultant will be of higher quality than simple table wines, but won't conform to the rules required for higher certification. Both Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) are regionally more specific than IGT, and have stricter rules regarding the grape varieties grown, yields per hectare, minimum alcohol levels and so on. The major difference between DOC and DOCG is that the latter has to undergo a blind-tasting session to ensure the highest quality is achieved. Italy has 32 DOCG appelations, 311 DOC appelations and 120 IGT zones.

Key regions include Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Veneto, Sicily and Sardinia. Common white varieties grown are Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Vermentino, Verdicchio, Fiano and Moscato. The red varieties grown the most are Sangiovese, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Nero d'Avola and Corvina.


Tuscany is the oldest wine region in Italy, with a long history dating back over 2700 years. The region is on the Western coast of Italy, stretching from the coastline of the Tyrrhenian Sea all the way to the Apennine mountains, with the majority of the region being quite hilly.

Contributing to around 6% of Italy's total wine output, Tuscany is the third most planted region, but only the eight biggest producer. Much of this can be attributed to the hilly terroir and poor soils leading to lower yields, but generally higher quality wines. The region produces far more red than white wine, and is responsible for two of the most famous Italian red wines, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino.

Chianti was first classified in 1716, and the region of Tuscany now has 29 DOC and 7 DOCG classifications. In the 1970s 'Super Tuscan' wines emerged of supreme quality, commanding very high prices. Although they were initially produced outside the DOC or DOCG zones, most of the regions have since been classified, though some producers still opt to use the simpler and less restrictive IGT labelling.

The famous red wine Chianti is based on the the Sangiovese variety, though is most commonly blended with Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon. The blending of multiple grapes is common, even Bordeaux blends can be found. White wines produced include Vermentino, Vernaccia, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay.


Nestled in central Tuscany, Italy, lies the historic Chianti wine region. For many years, the region was synonymous with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, known as a 'fiasco.' However, only a few winemakers continue to use this unique packaging today.

In 1932, the Chianti region underwent a significant overhaul, with the area being entirely redrawn and divided into seven distinct sub-areas: Classico, Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colline Pisane, Colli Senesi, Montalbano, and Rùfina. This restructuring led to the creation of a more precise and delineated set of wine production standards, ensuring the quality and consistency of Chianti wines for years to come.

During the 1970s, Chianti producers began to reduce the amount of white grapes used in their wine production, favoring a greater emphasis on the robust flavors of the Sangiovese grape. In 1995, it became legal to produce a Chianti wine made with 100% Sangiovese, a testament to the grape's importance and contribution to the region's winemaking history.

Today, Chianti wines must be produced with at least 80% Sangiovese grapes to bear the prestigious name of Chianti. The resulting wines are known for their complex, earthy flavors, balanced tannins, and bright acidity. Visitors to the region can take a deep dive into the world of Chianti wine, with opportunities to explore vineyards, tour cellars, and sample some of the region's finest offerings. With its rich history, unique sub-areas, and dedication to quality, Chianti is a wine region that continues to captivate wine enthusiasts from around the world.

About the brand Fattoria dei Barbi

One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the Fattoria dei Barbi family estate. Blending tradition and innovation for seven centuries, the Colombini family is one of the most influential of the region and have played an integral part in writing the history of Brunello dating back to 1892. The estate utilises a patented system of vinification, based on the Tuscan tradition of “May Wines”. A wine which was born from the extensive soaking of skinned Sangiovese grapes that rest for 3 months with their pomace.

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