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Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG 2017 Banfi

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VITIGNO Sangiovese
DENOMINATION Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG

PAIRING Aperitif, Meat, Cold cuts

Always a land of extraordinary reds, Montalcino is one of the areas in Italy best known throughout the world for the outstanding quality of its wines. This prestigious label is certainly no exception, one of the most interesting interpretations of the territory, in the sign of absolute typicality and loyalty to tradition. The Banfi winery produces this Brunello di Montalcino DOCG starting with a clonal selection of the best Sangiovese clusters, which, thanks to the low yields, sail with a profile of great concentration and elegance. It matures for 24 months in large barrels of French oak and in French oak barriques, followed by another year of bottle ageing. One of the great classics of the Banfi house to be reserved only for special occasions.

Fascinating and persuasive in the glass, it reveals an integral and lively colour, extremely luminous, with a deep, deep ruby mantle and iridescences tending towards garnet. The expressiveness of the aromatic spectrum is unique, centred on notes of ripe red fruit alternating with nuances of leather, fragrant woods, tobacco, spices, roots and ethereal nuances. Ample, voluptuous on the palate, the power of the extract finds support in a lively acid shoulder and noble tannins, present but well integrated. Elements that guide an intense and long sip towards a finish of pure emotion.

Ideal with red meats, game or venison, and mature cheeses. Try it with rib-eye steak cooked on aromatic coals, you won't regret it!

The Winery

Banfi is one of Italy's most famous wineries, whose history began in 1978, when the far-sighted vision of the Italo-American brothers John and Harry Mariani redefined the coordinates of the wine market, developing a project that looked far ahead and started from the best Italian tradition. The winery was founded by the brothers in Montalcino, with the aim of creating a modern estate where quality, quantity and tradition could coexist. Alongside the two brothers, Ezio Rivella, one of the greatest Italian oenologists of all time, also began this adventure. He immediately understood the potential of the project and of a production that could excel in the Tuscan panorama of the time. Today, the winery is run by cousins James and Cristina, exponents of the third generation of the Mariani family, at the helm of a business that produces no less than 10 million bottles each year. The castle of Poggio alle Mura, better known as Castello Banfi, is a veritable empire extending over some three thousand hectares, lying between the Orcia and Ombrone rivers, a third of which is dedicated to viticulture. In addition to the Montalcino terroir, the vineyards also cover the prestigious areas of the Maremma and Chianti Classico, expanding into the lands of Piedmont, Emilia and South America, in a mosaic of soils, each with its own specific conformations. A territory, therefore, that carries within itself the best geological and climatic characteristics not only for the two traditional grape varieties Sangiovese and Moscadello, but also for the main international noble varieties. The standard of quality is a daily mission that unites the work in each of the vineyards, integrating the most innovative techniques together with the desire to have an eco-sustainable production chain, in order to preserve the integrity and richness of the grapes as much as possible. Environmental sustainability, but not only. Research is also a key factor that is best expressed in what is a real novelty in the world of oenology, called 'Horizon': careful zoning of the vineyards and solutions aimed at the dynamics of production, in a seamless transition between vineyard and cellar, allowing the different grape varieties to express themselves to their full potential. This is how, among more than seven thousand barriques, wines of exceptional charm and elegance are born, always in step with the times. A set of labels that combine the tradition of different terroirs and the experience of the cellar, with Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Poggio all'oro", the wine that more than any other symbolises Castello Banfi, to give you an evening of quality. 

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