Brunello di Montalcino, Alle Mura, 2007

  Castello Banfi

Contains Sulphites.

About Castello Banfi

Cristina Mariani-May, together with her cousin James Mariani, represents the third generation of family stewardship at Banfi Vintners. “The Pursuit of Excellence” for Cristina Mariani represents a true personal mantra and extends across her wine-making efforts.

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino

An important Tuscan DOCG known for the production of intensely powerful red wines made from the Brunello clone of Sangiovese which reaches levels of richness and structure not found elsewhere in Tuscany. The climate is arid and warm though cooled by a maritime breeze from the south west. The zone is essentialy split into two: a warmer southern region that producers earlier drinking, fuller wines, and the Northern, higher altitude zone on Galestro soils that produces more aromatic, finer examples. Brunello di Montalcino wines are released four years after the harvest, following extended ageing in cask, normally around three years. Rosso di Montalcino is the younger stablemate of Brunello; always 100% Sangiovese but bottled and released after only one year of ageing. Rossos are usually lighter and more approachable young than the famously long lived Brunellos.