Sangiovese (Banfi Clonal Selection) / Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah
PRODUCTION AREA: Estate vineyards, on the southern hills of Montalcino.
Altitude: Sangiovese: 250 m above sea level, Cabernet Sauvignon: 130 m above sea level, Syrah: 120 m above sea level.
SOIL TYPE: Sangiovese: yellowish brown colour, sandy topsoil, calcareous with round stone; Cabernet Sauvignon: light olive brown colour, limestone with gravel and pebbles; Syrah: light olive brown colour, clay calcareous topsoil.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Sangiovese - from estate clones selection - (25%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Syrah (35%).
TRELLISING SYSTEM: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
VINE DENSITY: Sangiovese: 4100 vines/ha; Cabernet Sauvignon 2100 vines/ha;Syrah 2100 vines/ha.
HECTAR YIELD: Sangiovese: 60 q.li/ha; Cabernet Sauvignon e Syrah: 65 q.li/ha.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: Produced only in favorable vintages. The 3 varieties are vinified separately with variable macerations from 10 to 18 days. After alcoholic fermentation, the individual varietal wines, are transferred to barriques where they stay separate for 12 months. Subsequently, they are blended and the wood aging continues for an additional 8-10 months. Bottle aging follows for 6 months.
Colour: very intense ruby red.
Bouquet: rich and ample where the complementary varietal characters of Cabernet and Syrahcreate an explosion of sensations.
Taste: full, powerful, muscular, but balanced. Great finish.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Castello Banfi's innovative spirit and winemaking expertise is demonstrated in all its wines, but none embodies these qualities as prominently as SummuS. A wine of towering elegance, SummuS is an extraordinary blend of Sangiovese (used regionally to make the famed Brunello di Montalcino) which contributes body; Cabernet Sauvignon, fruit and structure; and Syrah, elegance, character and a fruity bouquet.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Wine with long aging potential, which accompanies important red meat dishes and aged cheeses elegantly.
First vintage produced: 1985
Available formats: 0,75 l - 1,5 l - 3 l - 5 l