Castello Banfi estate in the southern part of Montalcino. Calcareous and stony soil.
Both varietals are vinified separately with a maceration between 8-18 days. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation in temperature controlled locations. For the first 12-14 months, the varieties age separately in French oak barriques, then they are blended and aged for 8-10 months. Bottle aging follows for an additional 6 months. Unfiltered.
Color: Deep red
Bouquet: Complex, with aromas of cassis, ripe fruit, licorice and tobacco.
Taste: In the mouth, the wine is very powerful, full-bodied and enveloping. Ideal for long aging.