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Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 £33.95
BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG
Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. This award-winning estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking.
Dedication to excellence has won the approval of aficionados the world over. Capturing honor after prestigious honor, Castello Banfi is a constellation of single vineyards encompassing over three dozen varying subsoils. The estate is renowned for its clonal research that allows noble grape varieties to thrive in their optimal terroir, creating not only a consistently outstanding Brunello, but the ultimate expression of Montalcino Super Tuscans.
Nestled between the Orcia and Ombrone rivers on the southern slopes of Montalcino, Tuscany, the Castello Banfi estate is unique for its wine culture and tradition. A constellation of single vineyards dot one third of this three-thousand hectare domain, each unique in its own terroir yet united in a singular heritage and production style. The wines of Castello Banfi range are the result of careful selections from their best vineyards in Montalcino and they are an unbeaten example of an ancient and wise wine-making tradition combined with innovative technologic solutions both in the winery and in the vineyard.
A "classic" of our production, this Brunello di Montalcino is obtained with clones of Sangiovese selected after 20 years of research on this unique grape and is aged in French oak barrels of 350 lt as well as in 60-120 hl Slavonian barrels. The most aristocratic combination of Montalcino tradition with winemaking modernity.
2019 - 2030
The Wine Advocate
"Castello Banfi's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino denotes riper and softer fruit than most of its peers in this vintage. This historic estate is located in the southern quadrant of the appellation, where temperatures are a few degrees warmer on average. You don't always taste that difference in ripeness, but for some reason, it comes forward with increased intensity in 2013. Therefore, I am officially recommending this wine to all those Brunello lovers who appreciate a little more volume and softness on those proverbial love handles. If you like 'em lean and mean, go elsewhere. But if you happen to be seated in front of a piping hot beefsteak that was just pulled off the grill, then you should definitely reach for this bottle."
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