Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014


A refined Brunello, reflecting the cooler vintage, but Banfi delivers the goods with layers of intricate flavour. A regal wine.

Italy
750mL
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Details

"Brunello di Montalcino was Italy’s first wine to be accorded DOCG status, a testament to its aristocracy, balance and fabulous proclivity for aging. Stony, calcareous and well-structured, the grapes for this Brunello di Montalcino are grown at altitude of 720 feet above sea level. 


Our Banfi Brunello di Montalcino is a culmination of over three decades of Castello Banfi ’s pioneering research on the clones of Sangiovese; with the goal of producing a more outstanding quality Brunello. A meticulous grape selection is followed by vinification with skin contact for 10-12 days. Released in the 5th year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum of 4 years, including 2 years in oak barrels of various sizes, mainly French oak barriques, and partly in Slavonian oak casks. 


Intense ruby red in color with garnet reflections. The bouquet is ethereal with aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of licorice. Full and soft, palate is velvety, with tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well structured with supple tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity. Persistent finish. Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses."


- Castello Banfi

 


**Please note the Magnum offer associated with this wine is now finished**