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Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

2016
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Since 1978 Castello Banfi has embodied the largest project in Tuscany which has reconciled terroir a...

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£31.61

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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Alcohol content i

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Since 1978 Castello Banfi has embodied the largest project in Tuscany which has reconciled terroir and technological innovation. Founded by two Italian-American brothers John and Harry Mariani in the late 1970s, the winery quickly became an empire of Italian wine, with mind-boggling numbers: about 10 million bottles produced each year and over 800 hectares of property. Castello Banfi has thus fully acquired the role of ambassador in the world of Italian and Tuscan excellence in particular.

The style, centred on the enological correctness of the product, has always embraced the best compromise between identity and modern taste. In this sense, the winery has certainly been able to interpret times and seasons, masterfully combining sometimes opposing needs. As a result, production has expanded enormously, reaching all the most significant areas of Tuscany.

Among these Montalcino certainly stands out, where the winery still has its headquarters, in Poggio alle Mura, near the wonderful castle overlooking the small village. Brunello is perhaps the most direct and clean expression of the winery’s style. It comes from different vineyards, located between 200 and 350 metres above sea level, and benefits from ageing in wood which is made up of 70% large barrels and 30% barrique, a clear indication of the modernising orientation of the product.

Wood, it must be said, which is perfectly integrated, starting from the colour of the wine, which still appears strongly ruby. The bouquet is fruity and jammy, with ferrous and ethereal echoes of rubber and caoutchouc. There is also a more developed subtext, which recalls, in addition to sweet spices like cinnamon, skins and animal notes. Consistent with the style, the tannin is already quite domesticated, and, although supported by a fine acidic shoulder, the wine flows with enveloping pleasure.

Food pairing

Ravioli d'anatra / Terrina di cinghiale / Costata di manzo / Stinco di manzo / Quaglie ripiene

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Riflessi violacei
  • Bouquet:Cacao / Minerale / Cannella / Espressivo / Etereo / Frutta in confettura / Note animali
  • Mouth:Fresco / Avvolgente / Di corpo / Persistente / Tannino ben integrato

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Svenssonsmakaren (21/06/2017) - Vintage 2012

True to style. modern and accessible.

Likeable and modern in style. Acid and fruit in focus with oaky parts to add to structure. Keep for at least a couple of years for maximum pleasure.

by: Nuno Corado (30/12/2020) - Vintage 2015

Banfi keeps delivering

It’s a Banfi, great year, magnificent Brunello! Relation price/quality at it’s best if you are looking for Sangiovese perfection!

by: barbier (08/06/2018) - Vintage 2013

vin

belle robe pourpre un nez profond sur les fruits noirs (cassis principalement) avec une touche cacaoté, un vin avec une grosse matiere, qui porte loin, il est cependant encore un peu tannique et doit encore patienter pour fondre tout ceci harmonieusement. un vin trés joli vin qu'on peut attendre encore quelques années

by: Borja (11/07/2019) - Vintage 2013

Mermelada de frutos rojos, tabaco y cuero

Muy buen Brunello en calidad/precio. Buen equilibrio entre la fruta y la crianza, largo e intenso sin cansar. Facil de beber y de maridar. Muy recomendable para tomar lentamente por la tarde.

by: Merlot (16/03/2018) - Vintage 2012

Gran vino

Color cereza borde granate boca potente sabroso y equilibrado fruta y madera está en buen momento de consumo pero mejorará con el tiempo