Vineyards Tavernelle vineyard on the Castello Banfi estate located in the southern part of Montalcino. Clay topsoil, slightly calcareous.
Winemaking Average maceration of 12-15 days with a temperature cycle starting at 53˚F and ending at 77˚F. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques, in temperature-controlled rooms. Aging in French oak barriques for 14-18 months. Bottle aging follows for approximately 12 months.
Tasting Notes Color: Intense, deep ruby-red. Bouquet: Complex with floral, red fruit, and cassis notes. Taste: Velvety, full bodied, with plum and spice flavors and hints of vanilla.
Food Pairing Perfect with hearty meats and aged cheeses.