Cum Laude

Toscana IGT

Supertuscans

Production Area

Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: from 120 meters above sea level (Syrah) to 230 meters above sea level (Sangiovese). Position: Hillside.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (30%), Sangiovese (25%), Syrah (15%).

Method of production

The four varieties are vinified separately in Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with a cold maceration (14°C) prior to fermentation for 2 days. Maceration at 22°C follows until the 2 last days of alcoholic fermentation when the temperature is brought up to 27°C. After the alcoholic fermentation, the wines are separately racked into barriques where malolactic fermentation takes place and where they age approximately for 6 months. The cuvée is made and then aged an additional 6 months, completed by 6 months of bottle aging.

The winemaker comment

Our newest SuperTuscan cuvée, Cum Laude - Latin for “with honours” - combines for the first time the four red varietals which have been selected during the 25 years of research as the best for our vineyards in Montalcino. A charming red wine suitable for complex food pairings but also in more informal occasions.

Vintage notes 2011

  • Cum Laude
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Sangiovese (selezione clonale Banfi), 30% Cabernet S., 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled hybrid stainless  steel and oak tanks   Temperature:24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2  days,  2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C) Length: 8-12 days Malolactic: Yes Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months     Origin of Barrel:Custom 350L French Oak barrels
Specifications
  • BRIX 25,3
  • ALCOHOL 14,9
  • PH 3,6
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31,
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1,1
  • Color intensity 0,92
  • Total acidity 5,0
  • Malic Acidity 0,01
  • Volatile Acidity 0,48
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 107
  • Free 34
TASTING

Intense mauve red color; extremely rich fruity and spicy notes with hints of plum jam, and with hints of vanilla and licorice. The body is ample and inviting, with soft but important tannins. A wine of great elegance and harmony. 

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel and oak tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: Custom 350L French Oak barrels.      
Specifications
  • BRIX 25
  • ALCOHOL 14.2
  • PH 3.70
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.5
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.18
  • Color intensity 0.942
  • Total acidity 4.8
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.46
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 107
  • Free 34
TASTING

Intense red color. The bouquet is complex and spicy, with hints of licorice, cherry and small red berries. On the palate, the wine is well structured, big and enveloping, with a long, persistent finish.

  • Cum Laude
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled hybrid stainless steel and oak tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique
Specifications
  • BRIX 25
  • ALCOHOL 14.4
  • PH 3.70
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 33.4
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.7
  • Color intensity 1.21
  • Total acidity 4.7
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.6
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 104
  • Free 35
TASTING

Ruby red, the bouquet is intense and very deep, extremely fruity, with hints of sweet jam, more complex spicy hints of  black pepper and, in the final, an slight note of tobacco. The structure is powerful, with silky but significant tannins, creating a perfectly balanced and persistent wine. Wonderful aging potential, as already enjoyable . 

  • Cum Laude
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled hybrid stainless steel and oak tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique
Specifications
  • BRIX 25
  • ALCOHOL 14.8
  • PH 3.64
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 32.2
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.9
  • Color intensity 1.10
  • Total acidity 4.8
  • Malic Acidity 0.04
  • Volatile Acidity 0.6
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 36
TASTING

Ruby red, the bouquet is intense and very deep, extremely fruity, with hints of sweet jam, more complex spicy hints of  black pepper and, in the final, an slight note of tobacco. The structure is powerful, with silky but significant tannins, creating a perfectly balanced and persistent wine. Wonderful aging potential, as already enjoyable . 

  • Cum Laude
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled hybrid stainless steel and oak tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique
Specifications
  • BRIX 25
  • ALCOHOL 14.3%
  • PH 3.62
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.45
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
  • Color intensity 1.09
  • Total acidity 4.9
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.54
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 95
  • Free 32
TASTING

Very intense mauve red color. The bouquet is extremely fruity, with more complex spicy hints of licorice, black pepper and, in the final, an elegant note of leather. The structure is powerful, with silky but significant tannins, creating a perfectly balanced and persistent wine. Wonderful aging potential. 

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 25
  • ALCOHOL 14.5%
  • PH 3.65
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.3
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.9
  • Color intensity 1.05
  • Total acidity 4.7
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.57
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 31
TASTING

Very deep mauve red color. Very intense bouquet with notes of plum and cherry jam, as well as complex hints of vanilla and tobacco. A powerful wine, it offers silky but significant  tannins, not aggressive. Overall a very elegant and harmonious wine. 

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.8
  • ALCOHOL 14%
  • PH 3.49
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 32.85
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.9
  • Color intensity 1.240
  • Total acidity 4.9
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.46
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 95
  • Free 32
TASTING

Very deep mauve red color. The wine is very complex and soft with notes of plum and cherry jam and a quite strong presence of licorice, tobacco, vanilla and black pepper. Powerful, it presents silky but important tannins, not aggressive. Great aging potential. 

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.2%
  • PH 3.49
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 32.9
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
  • Color intensity 1.183
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.5
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 130
  • Free 40
TASTING

Very deep mauve red color. The wine is very complex and soft with notes of plum and cherry jam and a quite strong presence of licorice and tobacco. Powerful, it presents silky tannins. Great aging potential. 

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.2%
  • PH 3.66
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 33.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.03
  • Color intensity 1.226
  • Total acidity 5.25
  • Malic Acidity 0.04
  • Volatile Acidity 0.57
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 99
  • Free 35
TASTING

Deep red color. Intricate flavors, soft and reminiscent of pepper, tobacco and jam. Powerful and tremendously concentrated. Pleasant by now can absolutely advantage from medium to long-term aging.

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.2%
  • PH 3.7
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 34.5
  • Color intensity 1.793
  • Total acidity 5.1
  • Malic Acidity 0.05
  • Volatile Acidity 0.7
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 38
TASTING

Very deep red color.  Perfume very complex, soft and rich with notes of jam, pepper and tobacco. Full-bodied, extremely concentrated. Can perfectly benefit from medium to long-term aging yet already enjoyable at this stage.

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.5
  • ALCOHOL 13.2%
  • PH 3.64
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.4
  • Color intensity 1577
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.05
  • Volatile Acidity 0.59
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 30
TASTING

Intense, deep ruby red.  Fruity, sweet with fresh notes of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries and also with complex notes of pepper and tobacco. Full-bodied, still young. Can benefit from medium to long-term aging yet already enjoyable at this stage.

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24/26°C for 8 days, 30°C for last 2 days, 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C). Length: 10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 21.95
  • ALCOHOL 12.8%
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.7
  • Color intensity 1031
  • Total acidity 5.7
  • Malic Acidity 0.08
  • Volatile Acidity 0.69
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 99
  • Free 33
TASTING

Intense ruby red.  Complex, with notes of blackberries, plum jam, maraschino cherries, and aromas of pepper, hints of chocolate and tobacco. Full-bodied, dense tannins, round and soft. Can benefit from medium to long-term aging yet already enjoyable at this stage.

  • Cum Laude
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 25% Brunello, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
  • Method of production Method: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, with 2 day pre-fermentation cold maceration (14°C) Syrah: varying from 5°-15°C. Temperature: 22°C for 8 days, 27°C for last 2 days. Length: 10 days. Malolactic: Yes. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak barrique. 
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13%
  • PH 3.57
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.1
  • Color intensity 1031
  • Total acidity 5.3
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.5
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 99
  • Free 30
TASTING

Ruby red, intense and very deep.  Complex, with notes of blackberries, plum jam, maraschino cherries, with aromas of licorice, black olives and pipe tobacco.  Full bodied, dense tannins, round and soft thanks to a good maturation both on the vine and in the cellar.  Can benefit from moderate aging, but already very enjoyable at this stage.

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