Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi

DOCG

Montalcino Red Wines

Production Area

Over 170 hectares of estate vineyards in the southern hill area of Montalcino. Altitude: 220 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Sangiovese.

Method of production

The meticulous grape selection (yield not exceeding 6 metric tons/ha) is followed by vinification in temperature-controlled Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with skin contact for 10-12 days. The wine ages for 2 years in various sizes oak barrels, 350-liter barriques, and 60- and 120 hl barrels; the wine is subsequently aged in bottle for an additional 8-12 months before release.

The winemaker comment

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.

Wine awards 2009

  • Decanter
  • 3 stars (recommended) Bronze Medal – World Wine Awards

Vintage notes 2009

  • Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In our customized hybrid tanks of Stainless-steel and French oak. Temperature: 27-29 degrees centigrade. Length:10-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 2 years. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks
Specifications
  • BRIX 25,4
  • ALCOHOL 13,8%
  • PH 3,6
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29,9
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0,8
  • Color intensity 0,67
  • Total acidity 5,2
  • Malic Acidity 0,01
  • Volatile Acidity 0,55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 111
  • Free 37
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In our customized hybrid tanks of Stainless-steel and French oak. Temperature: 27-29 degrees centigrade. Length:10-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 2 years. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks
Specifications
  • BRIX 25
  • ALCOHOL 14.32%
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.3
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
  • Color intensity 0.65
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.45
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 119
  • Free 38
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method: In “Horizon” temperature-controlled stainless steel and French oak hybrid tanks. Temperature: 27-29 degrees centigrade. Length:10-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 2  years. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks
Specifications
  • BRIX 24.5
  • ALCOHOL 14%
  • PH 3.58
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1,5
  • Color intensity 0.61
  • Total acidity 5.0
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 30
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 27-29 degrees centigrade. Length:10-12 days. Malolactic:Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 2  years. Origin of Barrel:  50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks
Specifications
  • BRIX 24.5
  • ALCOHOL 14%
  • PH 3.6
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.11
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1,8
  • Color intensity 0.7
  • Total acidity 5.1
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 30
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length:10-12 days. Malolactic:Yes. Length of Barrel Aging:24 months. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques (350 l.) and 50% Slavonian Oak Casks
Specifications
  • BRIX 24,5
  • ALCOHOL 13,9%
  • PH 3,6
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30,3
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1,5
  • Color intensity 0,78
  • Total acidity 5,1
  • Malic Acidity 0,01
  • Volatile Acidity 0,55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 110
  • Free 35
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production A normal growing seasonstarting with sufficient rainfall during spring to create good  water reserves in the soil. Overall summer temperatures were lower than in recent years and, most  importantly, normal patterns of more than significant variations between daytime and night temperatures returned, yielding for a slow and balanced ripening.
Specifications
  • BRIX 24,5
  • ALCOHOL 13.9%
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.1
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.85
  • Color intensity 0,702
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.49
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 112
  • Free 35
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2  years. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length: 10-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 24
  • ALCOHOL 13.5%
  • PH 3.57
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.5
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.85
  • Color intensity 0.98
  • Total acidity 5.23
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 110
  • Free 31
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2  years. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length: 10-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.1%
  • PH 3.51
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.5
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.0
  • Color intensity 0.95
  • Total acidity 5.28
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 133
  • Free 35
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2  years. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length: 10-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks.
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.0%
  • PH 3.66
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 33.9
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.0
  • Color intensity 1042
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.6
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 138
  • Free 30
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2  years. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length: 10-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.3
  • PH 3.6
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.8
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.9
  • Color intensity 1087
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.6
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 90
  • Free 33
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2  years. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length: 14 -16 days . Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks.
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.4
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29
  • Color intensity 1113
  • Total acidity 5.6
  • Malic Acidity 0.04
  • Volatile Acidity 0.56
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 80
  • Free 26
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2 years. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-13 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel:  50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.2
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.53
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.7
  • Color intensity 911
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.56
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 85
  • Free 26
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2 years. Temperature:  27-30°C. Length: 14-20 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: 50% Slavonian Oak Casks & 50%  French Barriques. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.2
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.52
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 32.4
  • Color intensity 830
  • Total acidity 5.9
  • Malic Acidity 0.1
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 95
  • Free 29
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, traditional maceration with frequent pumping over for maximum extract of flavor. Length of Barrel Aging: 48 months. Percentage New Oak: One-year old barriques. Temperature:  28-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 12 days. Malolactic: Yes, in stainless steel following alcoholic fermentation. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (60hl & 120hl plus a final 6 months in French Oak barriques).               
Specifications
  • BRIX 21-23
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.54
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.1
  • Color intensity 806
  • Total acidity 5.6
  • Volatile Acidity 0.52
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 94
  • Free 26
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled  stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 2 ½ years. Temperature:  27-30°C. Length: 14-20 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.2
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.52
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 32.4
  • Color intensity 830
  • Total acidity 5.9
  • Malic Acidity 0.1
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 95
  • Free 29
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 3 ½ years. Temperature: 27-31°C. Length: 16-20 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl.
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.9
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.1
  • Color intensity 770
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Volatile Acidity 0.62
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 83
  • Free 24
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 42 months. Temperature:  26-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 15 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres). 
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.7
  • ALCOHOL 12.8%
  • PH 3.38
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 28.2
  • Color intensity 674
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.0
  • Volatile Acidity 0.45
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 95
  • Free 28
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic: Yes, 100%. Length of Barrel Aging: 3 years. Temperature:  30-33 degrees centigrade. Length: 9 days alcoholic, 4 days of post-fermentative maceration. Origin of Barrel: 60 and 120 Hl Slavonian oak casks.
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.8
  • ALCOHOL 12.9%
  • PH 3.48
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27
  • Color intensity 670
  • Total acidity 5.5
  • Volatile Acidity 0.53
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 74
  • Free 25
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 3.5 years. Temperature:  28-32 degrees centigrade. Length: 9 days alcoholic, 14 days of post-fermentative maceration. Malolactic: Yes 100%. Origin of Barrel: 60 and 120 hl Slavonian oak casks.
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.39
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.4
  • Color intensity 785
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.5
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 107
  • Free 21
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 40 Months. Temperature:  27-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 17 days. Malolactic: Yes 100%. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.3
  • PH 3.39
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.4
  • Color intensity 785
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.05
  • Volatile Acidity 0.48
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 91
  • Free 22.6
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 3 ½ years. Temperature:  27-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 15 days. Length: 15 days . Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks  (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.3
  • ALCOHOL 13.2
  • PH 3.39
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.3
  • Color intensity 598
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Malic Acidity 0.02
  • Volatile Acidity 0.59
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 90
  • Free 24
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 3 ½ years. Temperature:  29-33 degrees centigrade. Length: 16 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.8
  • ALCOHOL 12.9
  • PH 3.44
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.9
  • Color intensity 556
  • Total acidity 5.6
  • Volatile Acidity 0.54
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 59
  • Free 13
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 years. Temperature:  27-31°C. Length: 16-20 days. Malolactic: Yes 100%.Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks Foudres), 60hl & 120hl.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.2
  • ALCOHOL 13.1
  • PH 3.35
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.8
  • Color intensity 641
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Volatile Acidity 0 .62
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 84
  • Free 21
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 years. Temperature:  27-31° C. Length: 14 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.2
  • ALCOHOL 13.1
  • PH 3.23
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.1
  • Color intensity 580
  • Total acidity 5.8
  • Volatile Acidity 0.52
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 69
  • Free 11
  • BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 years. Temperature:  27-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 12 days. Malolactic: Natural, at 20-25 degrees C. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.26
  • PH 3.34
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 25.93
  • Color intensity 656
  • Total acidity 5.71
  • Volatile Acidity 0.56
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 80
  • Free 14
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 4 years. Temperature:  27-31°C. Length: 16 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl.
Specifications
  • BRIX n/a
  • ALCOHOL 13.4
  • PH 3.27
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 28.2
  • Color intensity 902
  • Total acidity 6.0
  • Volatile Acidity 0 .70
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 74
  • Free 11

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