OENOFOROS Product Details 0168 Oenoforos Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013
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Country:Italy, Tuscany
Varietal:100% Sangiovese
Expert Rating:
95/100 James Suckling,
92 Robert Parker
Wine Spectator: 92

Description of Wine

Type:Ruby red with a nice concentration
Nose:Powerful nose, blackberries, prunes, cherries, violet, cocoa, licorice, spices
Taste:Round and fruity attack, fine and silky tannins, amazing finish with a spicy touch
Dishes suggestions:Red meat, game, hard cheeses
Service Temperature: 17°C
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0168




Available Stock: 102 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.