OENOFOROS Product Details 0168 Oenoforos Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2018
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Country:Italy, Tuscany
Varietal:100% Sangiovese
Expert Rating:
Wine Spectator 93
James Suckling 94
Robert Parker 93

First vintage produced: 1978

Soil: Vineyards in the hill area of the estate, with low to moderate incline. The soils developed 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.

Winemaking: Fermentation in temperature-controlled (25-30°C) hybrid French oak and stainless-steel Horizon tanks. Aging 80% in French oak casks (90-60 hl.) and 20% in French oak barriques (350 l.) for 2 years at least.

Alcohol: 15%

Tasting Notes:
An intense and elegant Brunello. Ruby red with light garnet-colored nuances. On the nose, it is distinguished by an intense and fruity bouquet with sweet notes of plums, sour cherries, orange and spicy hints of myrtle, juniper and incense. Full-bodied and powerful. Soft and smooth tannins are well-integrated with strong acidity. Excellent persistence for a Brunello: the synthesis of power and depth.

Wine Pairing: It pairs particularly well with rich and tasty dishes. Perfect as a meditation wine. Serving temperature 16 - 18C
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0168




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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.