James Suckling 91 points - The balance to this wine is so delicious with dark berry, blackcurrant and lightly flowery aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Tangy and bright. A beauty. Great value. Drink now.
The best tradition of the Sangiovese grape in Tuscany that, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, allows a youthful and intensely fruity blend. The ideal companion of simple dishes but also suitable for more complex matches. Its bouquet is intense, vinous and spicy in which the Tuscan character of the Sangiovese is perfectly married with the international character of the Cabernet and Merlot. The mouth feel is gentle in approach, soft, and easy-to-drink with rich berry flavors. From everyday blends like Centine to their Brunello Riservas, Banfi earns its reputation as one of Tuscany's finest wineries!
|The fully revitalised castle vineyards – the oldest dates from 1996 – snake through the clay and limestone rock-filled soil of the estate.
It is the alliance between the land and the vine that makes the difference: each vine has its own characteristics, its own requirements and it own ways of responding, and it is very important to understand them, and know how to anticipate them. With Sangiovese, the vine that covers the greater part of the castle vineyards, this wealth of experience is indispensable!
The analysis of the earth, the choice of the rootstocks and the selection of the clones, as well the pruning back and the careful, skilful handling of the vine throughout its productive cycle, makes it possible to obtain a healthy grape with uniform ripening: the quality of the grapes is at the heart of a good wine.