Castello Banfi | Tuscany
Rosso Di Montalcino Wine Facts ...
- Italy | Tuscany
- Rosso Di Montalcino DOC
- 100% Sangiovese
- Mediterranean - Warm / Dry
- Tyrrhenian Sea - Mount Amiata
- 10-12 Months Slavonian Barrels - 6 Months Bottle
- Clay / Limestone / Schist
Alc - Btl - Rs
- 13.8% - 75cl - 0.6g/L
2012 Montalcino Sangiovese Description ...
Rosso Di Montalcino often referred to as baby Brunello’s are sourced from the same defined area as Brunello Di Montalcino. The main difference between the two is the aging process! Typical a Rosso Di Montalcino must be aged in barrel and bottle for a total of 12 Months compared to 36 Months for Brunello Di Montalcino. In this case the fruit was sourced from estate vineyards on the southern hills of Montalcino, then the wine was aged in oak for between 10-12 months, with a further 6 months in Bottle before release.
Fairley's Wines Tasting Note ...
The Banfi Rosso appears intense ruby red with fragrant aromas of violet, locked in with expressive red and black fruit, tobacco and vanilla on the nose. The palate is gentle and soft with succulent raspberry and blackberry fruit, savoury oak mixed in with smoke and dried plum, finishing full and balanced with varietal characteristics, harmonious and somewhat persistent. The Rosso Di Montalcino will age well 4-8 years and should be allowed to breathe 1-2 hours. Best served with game, roast meat and medium strength cheese.