Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi

DOCG

Montalcino Red Wines

Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi

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 2011

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

Vintage notes 2011

  • Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production

    Fermentation took place into our customized hybrid tanks of French Oak and stainless steel at 27-29 degrees centigrade for 10-12 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in barrique. The wine is aged for 24 months in French oak barrels (20% French Oak barriques of in 350l. capacity, 80% Slavonian Oak Casks of 90 and 60 hl.capacity). Bottle aging followed.

Specifications
  • BRIX 25.4
  • ALCOHOL 14.0%
  • PH 5.6
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.1
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
  • Color intensity 0.64
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.52
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 128
  • Free 40
  • Seasonal Outcome The vine’s growth cycle started at the right time with particularly mild and dry weather in April and May. Sunny days in June were then followed by copious rainfall in mid-July, accompanied by a significant drop in temperature. August was fairly cool, but the region was then covered by an anti-cyclone weather pattern originating from Africa, which led to a spike in temperatures, reaching well above the average for the period and lasting for around two weeks, putting the vines under hydric stress and accelerating the ripening. September and October were sunny and dry with very hot temperatures.
TASTING

The color is deep garnet red. The scent is sweet and rich of delicate hints of jam, plum, mature cherry, licorice and tobacco, perfectly harmonized with a light and elegant leather note. The structure is powerful and characterized by silky and sweet tannins. The fish reveals the remarkable persistence of a great wine with an extraordinary aging potential.

  • 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 25,3
  • ALCOHOL 13,9%
  • PH 3,65
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1,5
  • Color intensity 0,67
  • Total acidity 5,1
  • Malic Acidity 0,01
  • Volatile Acidity 0,53
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 111
  • Free 37
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing season started slightly late, followed by abundant rain in May and June. Temperatures in June were cool and well below seasonal averages; n the beginning of July the temperatures began to warm up and became quite hot by mid-month. Temperatures cooled down again in August again with notably cool nights, which significantly contributed to the quality of the fruit, both in terms of aromas and natural acids. From the middle of August through the months of September and October rainfall was scarce, resulting in an excellent harvest.
TASTING

Deep red color, with a bit of garnet. The scent is pleasant and complex, with hints of plum, ripe cherry and red fruits, well integrated with notes of licorice and tobacco. On the palate is full, with a powerful and elegant structure and soft and harmonious tannins. The finish is very persistent. 

  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome The spring start to the growing cycle was marked by abundant rainfall, which helped provide high levels of water reserves. The rainy phase went on till mid July, with temperatures particularly cool and well below the seasonal norm. After mid July, the weather stayed warm and dry; in this phase, the vines could take advantage of the water reserves accumulated during the spring. Relatively cool nighttime temperatures allowed for the gradual development of aromatics and polyphenols, enhancing the overall quality of the grapes. The harvest went smoothly thanks to dry, warm and sunny days in September and October.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome The winter, with rainfall well above the seasonal average and temperatures quite mild, was followed by normal spring conditions. Some rainfall marked the months of May and June, along with relatively cool temperatures through mid July. The hail storm which took place on Ferragosto (August 15th) only partially effected our vineyards, sparing the choicest fruit and impacting production with only a small decrease in quantity. Compared to recent years, all phases of the growing season were delayed, including the harvest which took place two weeks late but under optimal conditions.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Thanks to a mild winter, the growing season started early, with anticipated flowering. Heavy rainfall in late May and early June provided sufficient water reserves in the soil to endure the mid-June heat wave. The harvest started about one week ahead of time yet still lasted into mid October without any difficulties, thanks to ideal fall weather.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Regular spring rainfall allowed for good water reserves over the hot summer months. High temperatures in July and an ideal range between daytime and nightly temperatures in August allowed the grapes to ripen exceptionally well. A warm September allowed for an excellent harvest.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Otherwise normal spring weather was marked by a hailstorm that reduced the production in some vineyards. Moderate temperatures over the summer months with a particularly cool August that allowed for a gradual ripening and spared the vines any hydric stress. A warm and sunny September allowed for good harvest conditions.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome 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.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome The seasonal conditions were marked by an intense spring frost and by one of the most severe heat waves in European history. Fortunately, the heavy rainfall of the previous winter allowed for abundant water reserves in the soil, thus avoiding the risk of hydric stress for the plants. The spring frost, combined with the hot summer, allowed for a rich and concentrated fruit, and a significant temperature variation between daytime and night added finesse and complexity. The exceptionally healthy berries of this vintage allowed an optimal quality in the harvest.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome warm and dry start to the season yielded to heavy rains in August and September, delaying normal development. Generous spacing between rows of vines also played a positive role, allowing for optimal airflow and avoiding risk of mold.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome The seasonal conditions were marked by a severe early frost on Easter Eve that reduced the production. Subsequently, sufficient rainfall at the end of June allowed for an optimal balance of water reserves in the soil. The temperature climbed gradually from mid July but without reaching any excessively high peak. Some rainfall in September permitted to Sangiovese to reach a good technological and physiological maturation.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A rainy winter was followed by a cool spring, which allowed for an optimal development of the vegetation until mid August, but then the torrid temperature (over 37°C during the day and 20°C during the night) put the plants under a severe hydro stress that stopped the synthesis process and accelerated dramatically the maturation of sugars. It was one of the most challenging vintages in our estate’s history.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A textbook example of a great vintage. The entire season presented optimal conditions for the vine, offering outstanding results for both early and later maturing varieties. Winter rainfall supplied sufficient water reserves that benefited the plant over a summer that was hot but not torrid. Over a cool spring the vines developed balance that they maintained into the autumn. Light mid-summer rainfall helped stabilize the plant’s metabolism and develop ideal tannins and phenols, resulting in deeply colored wines. A balanced variation between day and night temperatures allowed the grapes to develop intense varietal aromas and remain in perfect condition for harvest.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A particularly dry summer. The nearly torrid temperatures in late July through mid August had a great influence on the quality of the grapes, allowing for a more concentrated maturation than usual of the fruit, with smaller berries and a lesser development of the canopy. The higher ratio skins/pulp influenced the entire phase of winemaking, calling for a reduced period of maceration and other steps to soften the tannins. The removal of the seeds was another step taken in order to avoid aggressive tannins.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A Spring frost reduced production considerably. Light rains during veraison, when the grapes turn from green to purple, allowed for good maturation and gave the vines sustenance to last through the dry month that followed. These conditions combined in a concentration of flavors and the outstanding quality of a five-star vintage.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Vintage 1996 is not considered to be one of the best in terms of weather, which allowed for a greater productivity. Spring saw a good flowering without frosts and therefore greater quantities of fruit. Some excessive harvest rains compromised the otherwise optimal development of color, tannins and general good condition of the grape. Careful selection allowed for an elegant wine though not one destined for lengthy aging.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Spring and the start of summer offered an optimal balance of appropriate temperature and rainfall. Though August was marked by more rainfall and lower temperatures than usual, fair weather returned in early autumn through the harvest period, giving the grapes ideal, moderate conditions for maturing.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Ideal spring conditions in terms of temperature and rainfall. A very hot and dry summer caused some water stress. Rainfall in early September did not effect harvest.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A rainy spring, followed by a hot and dry summer. Early September rainfall preserved the later maturing varietals like Brunello from water stress, leading to excellent balance at picking.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome An unusual year, with a drier and warmer spring than usual. Rains during the harvest period made conditions difficult, but we were able to harvest before the worst period.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A warm, wet spring followed by a summer with temperatures that were high but not excessively hot and moderated by a few light rains, though heavier rainfall in September and October.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Good rainfall during early summer prevented any water-stress during the hot season that followed. Perfect maturation with high sugar content and physiologically mature tannins.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Almost perfect climatic conditions. Light spring showers, a warm and sunny summer, followed by a dry autumn, allowed an ideal harvest
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A rainy, cool spring lasted into early summer, but conditions improved from mid-summer through harvest. These conditions brought a delay to the harvest, with uneven results.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A hot and dry summer favored a high sugar content and concentration of flavor.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome A hot, dry summer yielded high sugar levels and intense concentration of all elements.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Outcome Grapes harvested from vineyards purchased earlier that year and vinified at a neighboring winery at the genesis of the Castello Banfi estate.

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