OENOFOROS Product Details 0444 Oenoforos Castello Banfi Excelsus D.O.C 2015
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CASTELLO BANFI EXCELSUS D.O.C 2015
Country: Italy, Tuscany
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon blend
Tasting Notes: Deep red colour with aromas of cassis, ripe fruit, licorice and tobacco. In the mouth, the wine is very powerful, full-bodied and enveloping. Ideal for long aging.

Food Pairing: Ideal with red meats and cheese.
Product Id: 0444

BOTTLE

€55,00
Available Stock: 16 items
For orders €100,00 or more we deliver free to your place (within city limits)
The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.