PRODUCTION AREA: Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: 300 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
SOIL TYPE: Yellowish brown, clay topsoil, slightly calcareous.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Grigio.
TRELLISING SYSTEM: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
VINE DENSITY: 2.100 vines/ha.
HECTAR YIELD: 85 q.li/ha.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: Selective grape harvest. The temperature-controlled fermentation (15-18°C) of the free-run juice is followed by storage at low temperature, which leaves a small and natural effervescence. A few months after the harvest, before the year ends, bottling takes place.
Colour: light straw yellow.
Bouquet: very fresh and fruity with pear, banana, peach, anise and honey notes.
Taste: rich, full, round and very persistent.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: This 100% Pinot Grigio belongs to Castello Banfi estate-bottled single-varietals range.Thanks to the Montalcino microclimate our Tuscan Pinot Grigio adds to the typical aromas of this variety an unusual body, flavour and balance.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Excellent as aperitif. It accompanies well light dishes and fish in general. “Summer wine”.
First vintage produced: 1982
Available formats: 0,75 l
""A round, lightly floral wine with a fullness and spice that brings lots of appeal. The fruit flavors are completely ripe, edging into the tropical, and the ripeness makes you want to take another sip.""
- Wine & Spirits