OENOFOROS Product Details 0244 Oenoforos Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2017
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Country: Italy, Tuscany, Sant`Antimo
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
Wine Spectator: 92/100

A captivating Supertuscan that joins the four red varieties selected as the best in the history of Banfi and vineyards in Montalcino.

Tasting Notes:
A wine with excellent potential. On the nose, the scent is characterized by hints of red fruits with intense cherry tones, accompanied by spicy notes of liquorice and pepper. Broad structure, with sweet and powerful tannins, very balanced with a persistent finish.

Food Pairing:  Long ageing wine, a perfect pairing with soups, as well as red and white meats.

Product Id: 0244


Available Stock: 19 items
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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.