A cru of select vineyards immediately surrounding the medieval Castello Banfi, historically known as Poggio alle Mura (the walled hilltop), in the southern part of Montalcino.
Fermented in stainless steel with traditional maceration. Aged for a minimum of four years, including at
least 24 months in oak (90% in French barriques and 10% in Slavonian casks) and 24 months bottle aging
Color: Deep ruby red, tending toward garnet.
Bouquet: Violets, sweet ripe red fruits and berries, as well as cigar box and spices.
Taste: Flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam and raspberries, with just a hint of wood. Well-structured with extraordinary concentration of fruit. Supple tannins and long finish.
Ideal with red meat, savory game, and aged cheeses.
100% Sangiovese, select Banfi clones.
pair this wine with the following recipes by chef nick stellino: Ossobuco