PRODUCTION AREA: Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: 190 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
SOIL TYPE: Light olive brown colour, very calcareous topsoil.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Syrah.
TRELLISING SYSTEM: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
VINE DENSITY: 2.100 vines/ha.
HECTAR YIELD: 75 q.li/ha.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: A 2- to 3-day cold maceration is followed by fermentation at a maximum temperature of 25°C. The wine ages in new barriques from the French Massif Central (Nevers, Tronçais and Allier) for 10-12 months.
Colour: intense, ruby red with mauve reflections.
Bouquet: varietal, recalls wild berries, cloves and white pepper.
Taste: Velvety, full and very harmonious. The great roundness is due to a rather limited acidity and a mature, and in any case, not aggressive, tannin structure
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: This 100% Syrah belongs to Castello Banfi estate-bottled single-varietals range. The vines grow to perfection within a single vineyard high on the hillsides of Castello Banfi's Montalcino estate producing a distinctly elegant wine, well rounded, offering great richness and depth.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Very interesting alternative to the great red wines produced with more traditional grape varieties, it matches, ideally with full-flavored dishes, in particular red meat and game.
First vintage produced: 1989
Available formats: 0,75 l