OENOFOROS Product Details 0234 Oenoforos Castello Banfi Poggio All'Oro Brunello 2013/2015
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Country: Italy, Tuscany, Brunello Di Montalcino
Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Robert Parker: 96/100

Vineyards: The single "Poggio all`Oro" (golden knoll) vineyard on the Castello Banfi estate in the southern part of Montalcino.

Winemaking:  Soft pressing of the grapes is followed by temperature-controlled maceration for 12-14 days. Released in the 6th year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum of five years including at least 2½ years in French oak barriques

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red, tending toward garnet. The bouquet has Black fruit and spice, with hints of tobacco, violet, and chocolate. The taste is full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and well structured with supple tannins and good acidity. Plum and cherry flavours give way to a long finish.

Food Pairing:  Excellent with game, red meats and aged cheeses.

Estate – bottled, in limited quantities, only in exceptional years from our finest “Poggio all’Oro|” vineyard, where in near perfect conditions of climate, soil and sun the celebrated Sangiovese grape achieve greatness. Aged for a total of five years, including a minimum of two years in French oak barriques, this wine emerges with exceptional depth, character and ageing potential.

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0234




Available Stock: 31 items
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The Grape
A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.
It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.