Varietal: Chardonnay / Pinot Grigio
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.
Pale straw in color, the wine offers impressive rich, ripe fruit aromas that hint of pear and white flowers. The wine is well balanced with an unusually lively acidity.
Le Rime takes its name from the lines that form on the sloping vineyard floor as water washes down the hillside, much as the ebb tide leaves its mark on the sandy beach. This Pinot Grigio catches that fresh minerality inherent to the terrain of southern Tuscany. The exclusive use of free-run juice at fermentation, followed by cool temperature fermentation and early bottling, makes the wine brilliant, vibrant, and appealingly fresh.
Food Matches: Light Meals / Pasta