Vineyards The single "Poggio all'Oro" (golden knoll) vineyard on the Castello Banfi estate in the southern part of
Winemaking Soft pressing of the grapes is followed by temperature-controlled maceration for 12-14 days. Released in the 6th year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum of five years including at least 2½ years in
French oak barriques
Tasting Notes Color: Deep ruby red, tending toward garnet.
Bouquet: Black fruit and spice, with hints of tobacco, violet, and chocolate.
Taste: Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and well structured with supple tannins and good acidity. Plum and cherry flavors give way to a long finish.
Food Pairing Excellent with game, red meats and aged cheeses.