Castello Banfi: The Brunello Collection
Research, innovation, work in the vineyards and an unwavering commitment to excellence allows for the cultivation of multiple expressions of Brunello di Montalcino – from our classic Brunello, soft and elegant, to our Poggio alle Mura “house style” - a blend of power and finesse, to our single vineyard Riserva –a consummate expression of terroir. The entire collection is fermented in our patented Horizon hybrid fermenters of stainless steel and French oak.
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO, DOCG RISERVA
Aging Requirements: 5 years in total; 2 in oak and at least 6 months in bottle prior to release
POGGIO All’ORO BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA“Hill of Gold,” a single vineyard selected for its exceptional microclimate. Near perfect conditions of climate, soil, exposure and elevation. Depth, character and remarkable aging potential - Brunello achieves greatness here. 30% in barriques, 70% French oak casks for 30 months and 12-18 months bottle aging prior to release. Only produced in exceptional vintages, approximately 120cs imported.
POGGIO ALLE MURA RISERVA Estate select clones from vineyards that immediately surround the castle. 24 months in French oak (60% barriques, 40% oak casks) ultimately showcasing a signature style of elegance, power and finesse. Only produced in exceptional vintages, approximately 100cs imported.
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO, DOCG Normale Aging Requirements: 4 years in total; 2 in oak and at least 4 months in bottle prior to release. Minimum 12.5% alcohol. Typically brilliant in color, red fruit, an unmistakable earthy element, grippy tannins and a hallmark aging potential.
BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO CASTELLO BANFI flagship. Meticulous grape selection entirely from estate vineyards, over 720ft above sea level. 24 months in French oak, (80% oak casks, 20% barrique), 8-12 months in bottle. Elegant red fruit, soft vanilla and violets, beautiful structure. Approximately 6k cs imported.
POGGIO ALLE MURA BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO Named for the majestic hilltop castle, the grapes come from dedicated vineyards that crown the estate. 24 months in French oak, (60% barrique, 40% oak casks) 12 months in the bottle. Approximately 200 cs imported.
ROSSO di MONTALCINO, DOC
Produced and bottled in Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino is often considered a younger sibling to Brunello, similar characteristics of intensity, yet meant to be enjoyed sooner. Minimum 12% alcohol and 1 year aging, no wood or bottle requirements.
ROSSO di MONTALCINO A classic expression of Sangiovese that abounds with freshness. 12 months French oak, (40% barrique, 60% oak casks) Approximately 5,500cs imported.
POGGIO ALLE MURA ROSSO di MONTALCINO A Rosso of great elegance coming from the prestigious vineyards surrounding the castle. 12 months French oak, (50% barrique, 50% oak casks). Approximately 110cs imported.