*** 92 Points- Wine Spectator ***
Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Castello Banfi, a family-owned vineyard estate and winery is located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. The Mariani family’s dedication to excellence in all aspects has won the approval of aficionados in the wine world, capturing honour after prestigious honour. Castello Banfi was declared “International Winery of the Year” an unprecedented four times at Vinitaly’s International Enological Concourse, which also named Castello Banfi “Italy’s Best Wine Estate” eleven times since 1994.
Their welcome for our Irish customers is legendary by now! John Mariani, now in his eighties, has been a generous patron of the Shannon College of Hotel Management for very many years.
Ageing Potential: 20 - 25 Years
A classic of Castello Banfi, this Brunello di Montalcino is obtained with clones of Sangiovese selected after 20 years of research. Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. It has an ethereal bouquet. On the palate it is full, soft, velvety and intense, with notes of liquorice, black fruits and spices
Food Matches: Red Meat / Beef / Lamb / Venison