Among the classic Tuscan wines to try, Castello Banfi's Rosso di Montalcino cannot be missing. Produced from selected grapes grown in the extraordinary terroir of Montalcino, it is a wine of excellent quality, whose structure allows for moderate ageing. A good bottle to give away!
Grape varieties: Sangiovese
Denomination: Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Production zone: southern slope of the municipality of Montalcino
Average altitude: 100 m asl
Soil: The soils develop on different types of sediments, from the clay sands of the marine Pliocene, deep soils with abundant and calcareous stones, to the gray-blue clays which are moderately deep mineral soils that tend to retain humidity
Training system: spurred cordon - Banfi alberello
Vine Density: 4200 - 5500 vines per hectare
Hectar Yield: 70-75 quintals
Fermentation: in temperature-controlled (20-30°C) stainlesssteel tanks
Aging: in French oak casks (90-60 hl.) and in French oak barrique (350 l.) for 12 months
Alcohol content: 14%
Colour: a bright ruby red
Nose: on the nose, it offers aromas of blackberries and raspberry meet light notes of coffee and tobacco
Palate: in the mouth the structure is wide, harmonious and well balanced by a marked acidity. Excellent persistence on the palate.
Pairings: ideal pairing with game and medium-aged cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
First vintage produced: 1982
Bottled by Banfi S.A. Srl – Montalcino - Italy