Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi

DOC

Montalcino Red Wines

Production Area

Estate vineyards in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: 100 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Sangiovese.

Method of production

The selected grapes are vinified in Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with an average maceration of 7-10 days. After an aging period of 10-12 months, partially in barriques and partially in large oak barrels, followed by an additional 6 months in bottle before release.

The winemaker comment

A super-classic of Montalcino and Banfi. A wine able to match the elegance and solidity of its elder counterpart with a freshness and directness that make it one of the most versitile wines within Banfi’s offer. Very enjoyable when released, it is also suitable for a long aging.

Wine awards 2012

  • Decanter
  • Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver

  • Luca Maroni
  • Selezionato tra “I Migliori Vini d’Italia”

Vintage notes 2012

  • Rossi Di Montalcino
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production In temperatue-controlled hybrid tanks of stainless steel and oak from 20 to 30 degrees centigrade, for 7 to 10 days.  Malolactic: in barrel.  Aged 1 year.  50% in customized 350 liter French Oak barrels, 50% in French Oak casks.
Specifications
  • BRIX 24
  • ALCOHOL 13.8%
  • PH 3.52
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.4
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.6
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.52
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 93
  • Free 34
TASTING

Intense, ruby red color. On the nose classic aromas of blackberry and raspberry, which are well integrated with notes of vanilla and tobacco. The structure is ample, very concentrated and harmonious, supported by a good acidity. The finish is persistent.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled Hybrid tanks of stainless steel and oak. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrel. Origin of Barrel: 50% in customized 350 liter French Oak barrels, 50% in French Oak Casks.   
Specifications
  • BRIX 24.5
  • ALCOHOL 14%
  • PH 3.52
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.1
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.4
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 119
  • Free 43
TASTING

Ruby red in color. Fruity bouquet, with hints of plum, blackberry, violet and a delicate note of licorice. Great structure, dense and soft, is balanced by good acidity. The finish is long and persistent.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled hybrid stainless steel and oak tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: 50% in customized 350 liter French Oak barrels, 50% in Slavonian Oak Casks.   
Specifications
  • BRIX 24.4
  • ALCOHOL 13.86%
  • PH 3.61
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.64
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.9
  • Total acidity 5.0
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.43
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 35
TASTING

Ruby red in color. The aromas are fruity with notes of plum, blackberry, violet and a delicate hint of licorice. On the palate, the important structure is immediately perceived; it is round and vigorous, with a pleasant finish and an amazing persistence.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled hybrid stainless steel and oak tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 24.4
  • ALCOHOL 13.86%
  • PH 3.61
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.64
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.9
  • Total acidity 5.0
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.43
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 35
TASTING

Intense ruby red color. On the nose this wine is very fruity and reveals a good complexity, with notes of plums, blackberry and violet, as well as a delicate hint of licorice. The structure is full-bodied, soft and powerful; excellent finish, particularly persistent. 

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled hybrid stainless steel and oak tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks.   
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.5%
  • PH 3,62
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29,8
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1,5
  • Total acidity 5.1
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.49
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 102
  • Free 38
TASTING

Intense ruby red color. On the nose this wine is complex with hints of licorice and plum jam, as well as a delicate not of vanilla on the finish. The structure is full, soft and powerful; excellent aftertaste, particularly persistent. 

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled  hybrid stainless steel and oak tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 24,2
  • ALCOHOL 13.7%
  • PH 3,59
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27,3
  • Color intensity 0,7
  • Total acidity 5.1
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.46
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 109
  • Free 37
TASTING

Intense dark red color. On the nose this wine is complex with hints of red fruits as well as more spicy notes of liquorice and leather. Gentle on the palate, but at the same time particularly powerful and with a long finish and great structure.  

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days . Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: 50% French Oak barriques, 50% Slavonian Oak Casks. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.25%
  • PH 3.51
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.04
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.90
  • Color intensity 1.067
  • Total acidity 5.05
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.46
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 115
  • Free 37
TASTING

Intense dark red color. A flowery elegance with flavors of blackberry, raspberry and hints of vanilla and tobacco. A great structure with sweet and soft tannins creating a harmonic wine with a long after taste. 

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl and French oak barriques for the other half. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.2%
  • PH 3.61
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.18
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.82
  • Color intensity 0.881
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.38
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 115
  • Free 36
TASTING

Intense dark red color. Fruity and fresh aromas with notes of  black berries and raspberries, vanilla and tobacco. The  structure is very  powerful  with gentle tannins that give harmony and long finish.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl and French oak barriques for the other half.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.9
  • PH 3.53
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.4
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.7
  • Color intensity 0.950
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.59
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 33
TASTING

Ruby intense red color. Fruity aromas reminiscent of black berries and plums, with light notes  of tobacco and coffee. The  structure is very concentrated  and harmonious. Long finish.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl and French oak barriques for the other half.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.8
  • PH 3.65
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.6
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.7
  • Color intensity 1100
  • Total acidity 5.2
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.5
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 99
  • Free 36
TASTING

Ruby intense red color. The bouquet is fruity, reminding of plums jam and black berries, with notes of vanilla and tobacco. On the palate it has a good structure well balanced with a good acidity thatyields for a pleasant freshness. Long finish. 

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl and French oak barriques for the other half. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.8
  • PH 3.6
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.6
  • Color intensity 950
  • Total acidity 5.7
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.56
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 34
TASTING

Ruby deep and intense color. The bouquet is fruity, sweet reminding of cherries, plums, small berries, vanilla, coffee and tobacco. On the palate it has a good structure well balanced with the acidity. Long finish.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl) and French oak barriques for the other half. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 12.7
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.6
  • Color intensity 907
  • Total acidity 5.7
  • Malic Acidity 0,01
  • Volatile Acidity 0,5
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 34
TASTING

The color is deep, intense and young. The bouquet is sweet reminding of pastries like vanilla and butter but also slightly fruity of raspberries and cherries. With the oxygenation the bouquet has also very sweet notes of coffee and pipe tobacco. On the palate it has a good structure with well-developed tannins, soft but powerful at the same time. A wine very well balanced and harmonic.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  20-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl), French oak barriques for the other half.
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.1
  • ALCOHOL 12.9
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.4
  • Color intensity 1150
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Malic Acidity 0,01
  • Volatile Acidity 0,46
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 81,1
  • Free 27,8
TASTING

The color is very deep and intense with violet hints; the bouquet is sweet reminding of red fruits, raspberries and cherries, but also with sweet hints such as cream. In the palate it has a good structure with well developed tannins, soft but powerful at the same time. A wine very well balanced and harmonic.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 7-10 days . Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel For half of the wine, Slavonian oak casks (Foudres, 60hl & 120hl), French oak barriques (Nevers, Allier) for the remainder.
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.1
  • ALCOHOL 13
  • PH 3.46
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.7
  • Color intensity 1019
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.02
  • Volatile Acidity 0.48
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 92
  • Free 32
TASTING

The color is a very deep ruby red, with lively hints of violet. The bouquet is fresh and captivating, with notes of cyclamen, berries, plums, raspberries, and more complex flavors of licorice, cigar and cream. On the palate the wine is powerful, robust, flavorful and balanced. The quality of the tannins is quite good, evidence of optimal maturation both on the vine and in the barrel. The finish is long and intense notes of vanilla, liquorice, sandalwood and almond.  On the palate the wine is gentle, with a structure that softly fills the mouth, thanks to sweet tannins that give a solid, dense structure.  A long finish, with fine and persistent flavors.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  25-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 8-14 days. Malolactic: Yes.Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl), French oak barriques for the other half.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.5
  • ALCOHOL 12.5
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 28.8
  • Color intensity 801
  • Total acidity 5.5
  • Malic Acidity 0.02
  • Volatile Acidity 0.43
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 86
  • Free 24
TASTING

The color is a very deep ruby red; the bouquet is rich, immediately very expressive, and extends its profile from notes of fresh raspberries, cherries, plums and other fruits, to more spicy, toasty notes of vanilla, liquorice, sandalwood and almond.  On the palate the wine is gentle, with a structure that softly fills the mouth, thanks to sweet tannins that give a solid, dense structure.  A long finish, with fine and persistent flavors.

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 1 year. Temperature:  28-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 15 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: For half of the wine, Slavonian Oak Casks (Foudres), 60hl & 120hl), French oak barriques for the other half.  
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.6
  • ALCOHOL 12.7
  • PH 3.43
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 27.6
  • Color intensity 780
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Volatile Acidity 0.56
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 90
  • Free 28
TASTING

Fruity and full, with spicy notes from the oak.  Very appealing now, also has great aging potential

  • Rosso di Montalcino Castello Banfi
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese Brunello
  • Method of production Method:  In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Length of Barrel Aging: 12 months. Temperature:  28-30 degrees centigrade. Length: 12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Origin of Barrel: Half of wine in French oak barriques (Nevers/Allier/Troncais), half in Slavonian oak casks.         
Specifications
  • BRIX 22.8
  • ALCOHOL 12.8%
  • PH 3.47
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.5
  • Color intensity 815
  • Total acidity 5.6
  • Volatile Acidity 0.45
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 84
  • Free 22
TASTING

Fruity and full on the palate, with spicy notes from the oak.  An appealing wine with great aging potential!

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