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From mid-September through mid-October, the Sangiovese grown for our various styles of red wines are be harvested, culminating with the top selection for Brunello di Montalcino. Second, cooler weather here means it is time to start enjoying more red wines and especially Sangiovese based wines.
The Riserva, on the other hand, is an even more selective harvest of Sangiovese, and ages for an additional year before release. What is so special about this cru Poggio alle Mura?
When we first began planting our vines there in the late s studies from the University of Bordeaux indicated which strains of many varietals we should plant, based on the soil type and microclimate of each vineyard.
So we took it upon ourselves to figure out this vine, and set off on three decades of incredibly detailed research. W e started with apparent variations on Sangiovese, because it is so susceptible to variations in weather and soil, and narrowed that down to truly genetically different clones.
We planted a vineyard with two rows of each type, made wine from each of them, and charted the differences — remember, you only get one chance a year to make wine, so this took time.
It took about ten years to get some concrete results, though we continue to experiment today and always will — you never stop learning in science and nature! Once we determined which were the best, complementary clones that could be planted together to make the best Brunello, we chose to plant them in what we determined to be the optimal vineyard sites.
Coincidentally, the best soils and climate conditions are in the slopes surrounding the medieval fortress today known as Castello Banfi, known since Etruscan times as Poggio alle Mura — the walled hilltop. Though the focus of this study was our Brunello, all of our Sangiovese-based wines, including the super Tuscans SummuS, Cum Laude, and Centine, benefitted from this work.
One wine in particular was inspired by our research — the BelnerO, a Sangiovese dominant blend with what I like to call a kiss of Cabernet and a whisper of Merlot.
We grow the grapes a little differently for BelnerO than for Brunello, make the wine with less oak aging and released it earlier from the winery, providing a counterpoint to Brunello and a lovely terroir-driven wine in its own right. I f you know Italians, you know that by nature we are multi-faceted, varying in mood, and always passionate.
As a nation, we span from the hot sunny beaches of Sicily near the African coast to the rugged mountains and Alpine ski slopes of Trentino-Alto Adige in the north. Here is a smattering of Sangiovese-based wines that you may wish to get to know better, reflecting a spectrum that appeals to every occasion, every taste, and every budget.
We can assure you that the conversation will never become boring. Fermented in our patented temperature controlled French oak and aged approximately 2 additional years. Unfiltered, and Nitrogen bottled to minimize sulfites.
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino — Rich, round, velvety and intensely aromatic, with flavor hints of licorice, cherry, and spices. Brunello di Montalcino possesses an intense ruby-red color, and a depth, complexity and opulence that is softened by an elegant, lingering aftertaste.
Unfiltered after vintage.
Deep ruby-red, elegant, vibrant, well-balanced and stylish with a dry velvety finish. Incredible elegance and harmony. Intense with lots of fruit and subtle wood influence. Round, complete, well balanced with hints of chocolate and berries. Estate bottled from the splendidly sun drenched vineyards surrounding the medieval Castello from which it takes its name.
The Brunello di Montalcino is seductive, silky and smoky. Deep ruby in color with an expressive bouquet of violets, fruits and berries as well as cigar box, cedar and exotic spices. The Rosso di Montalcino is also intense ruby red. The bouquet is fresh and fruity with typical varietal notes of cherry and blackberry, enriched by more complex hints of licorice, tobacco and hazelnut.Paso Robles, CA - Paso Robles Wine Country, one of the nation's premier wine regions, announced today its plans to visit Florida with its Paso Wine .
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