A classic from Banfi in Montalcino.
Soil: vineyards in the hill area of the estate, with low to moderate incline. The soils develop on different types of sediments, from the clay sands of the marine Pliocene, deep soils with abundant and calcareous stones, to the gray-blue clays which are moderately deep mineral soils that tend to retain humidity.
Trellising System: spurred cordon – Banfi alberello
Vine Density: 2400 - 5500 vines/ha.
Hectar Yield: 65 q/ha.
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
Fermentation: in temperature-controlled (27-29°C) hybrid French oak and stainless-steel Horizon tanks
Aging: 80% in French oak casks (90-60 hl.) and 20% in French oak barriques (350 l.) for 2 years
THE WINEMAKER COMMENT
A rich and elegant Brunello, both in structure and in olfactory expression. Brilliant ruby red with garnet-colored reflections, on the nose the aroma is sweet and fruity, the hints of fresh red fruit stand out, which combine perfectly with the more complex notes of licorice and pipe tobacco. The structure is powerful, and the palate is pleasantly enveloped by a consistent tannic texture, well balanced by a pleasant acidity. Extremely persistent with excellent aging potential.