Rosso di Montalcino DOC
PRODUCTION AREA: Estate vineyards in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: 100 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
SOIL TYPE: Light olive brown colour, calcareous topsoil with presence of rocks.
GRAPE VARIETIES:100% Sangiovese.
TRELLISING SYSTEM: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
VINE DENSITY: 4.100 vines/ha.
HECTAR YIELD: 70 q.li/ha.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: The selected grapes are vinified with an average maceration of 7-10 days. After an aging period of 10-12 months, partially in barriques and partially in large oak barrels, followed by an additional 6 months in bottle before release.
DESCRIPTION: Colour: intense ruby red with violet reflections. Bouquet: intense, fresh, fruity with typical varietal characteristics of violet, cherry, plum. Taste: gentle, wide, soft, with surprising length.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: A super-classic of Montalcino and Banfi. A wine able to match the elegance and solidity of its elder counterpart with a freshness and directness that make it one of the most versitile wines within Banfi’s offer. Very enjoyable when released, it is also suitable for a long aging.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Ideal match with game and medium-aged cheese. The remarkable structure allows for a good aging. First vintage produced: 1983
Alcohol content: 13 to 13,5% vol. following the vintage condition
Available formats: 0,375 l - 0,75 l