PRODUCTION AREA: Estate vineyards near the hamlet of Tavernelle, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: 300 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
SOIL TYPE: Yellowish brown colour, clay topsoil, slightly calcareous.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
TRELLISING SYSTEM: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
VINE DENSITY: 2.100 vines/ha.
HECTAR YIELD: 65 q.li/ha.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: Average maceration of 12-15 days with a temperature cycle starting a 12°C andending at 30°C. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques, in temperature controlled rooms. A wood-aging period of 18 months follows concluded by an appropriate bottle aging of approximately 12 months.
Colour: intense, deep ruby red.
Bouquet: very rich and complex, with fresh notes of small berries and pipe tobacco, coffee and liquorice.
Taste: fresh and austere at the same time, muscular but silky, powerful but gentle. Intense and persistent in the finish.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon belongs to Castello Banfi estate-bottled singlevarietals range. The soil and climate of Montalcino are ideal for nurturing this grape to perfection, obtaining a full-bodied wine of incomparable bouquet and suitable for long aging.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Wine with outstanding aging potential. It marries perfectly with all red meat and aged cheeses.
First vintage produced: 1982
Available formats: 0,75 l
""Very fine indeed... Gorgeous aromas of violets, cassis and berries with an underlying mineral note. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a sweet berry finish.""
- Wine Spectator