Scroll down

News & Events

2001 1 March

Castello Banfi To Release Unfiltered Cru Of Brunello

Castello Banfi, Montalcino's premier vineyard estate, has announced the April 2002 release of an unfiltered, single-vineyard version of the region's historic Brunello di Montalcino. The new offering is the result of over two decades of research in clonal selection for the varietal.    Called "Poggio alle Mura" to honor the historical name of the medieval fortress crowning the vineyard estate, the wine is produced as a cru, the French term implying that the grapes originate from one single vineyard, or growth. The cru runs down the slopes surrounding the castle today called Castello Banfi, and is planted with the final selection of six complementary clones (narrowed from an initial selection of 650) of Brunello combined to deliver a consistently superior wine. Since the mid-1980s, Castello Banfi, in conjunction with the University of Milan, has undertaken intensive clonal research on Sangiovese Brunello, including experimental vineyards and microvinification. The results isolated the few clones that, within the Montalcino microclimate, contribute the characteristics of a rich, forward Brunello without forsaking typicity or age worthiness. Poggio alle Mura is also Castello Banfi's first unfiltered wine, encompassing a full body and complexity unique to the genre.   Poggio alle Mura will retail in the US for approximately $70, compared to $50 for Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino and $115 for the estate's Poggio all'Oro, also a cru but vinified as a Riserva, signifying one additional year of aging before release. The debut will be with the stellar 1997 vintage, in a limited production of 3,000 6-bottle cases for world markets.    "Poggio alle Mura, in many senses, represents both a culmination of our efforts and our quest for continual improvement," said Cristina Mariani, family proprietor of the Castello Banfi estate. "It is a high point that we have reached, but our efforts to build a better Brunello will continue as we gauge the results not only of these clones in this vineyard, but many other hypothetical combinations on our estate."    

PRIVACY POLICY

Banfi S.r.l. places fundamental importance on your personal privacy. Banfi S.r.l. takes all steps to protect the personal information of the users. Optimal service is possible when we can assure that the user is aware of and understands the norms and criteria adopted for our privacy policy. The criteria used by Banfi S.r.l. regarding personal information are as follows:
 
Why personal information is collected?
Banfi S.r.l. gathers and uses personal information of the users to guarantee optimal service and to facilitate access to a broad range of products and services. Furthermore, the personal information is used to keep every user updated on new offerings and other information that Banfi S.r.l. believe may be useful to the user. Furthermore, personal information could be used to contact the user to invite the user to participate in eventual market research that allows us to both evaluate the level of user satisfaction and to develop superior products.
 
How personal information is collected
Information about our users is collected in different ways. For example, information that can be used to contact the user can be requested when that person writes to Banfi S.r.l., telephones to ask about a service, or participates in an online poll. Furthermore, when a person subscribes to the internet service of Banfi S.r.l. or to the mailing list, they provide information that is then collected and filed within a secure database.
 
When personal information is revealed
It can become necessary to reveal personal data of the client by law or in the course of legal proceedings or other situations in the public interest.
 
How personal information is protected
Banfi S.r.l. protects the security of information sent by people using physical, electronic and managerial methods. Banfi S.r.l. invites its users to take the necessary steps to protect their personal data on the Internet. Banfi S.r.l. suggests that users often change their password, using a combination of letters and numbers, and relying solely on secure browsers.

Access to personal information
The user can, at any time, access information regarding themselves. To review and update personal information that Banfi S.r.l. has gathered, please contact banfi@banfi.it.
 
Collection of personal information
It is possible to navigate the websites of Banfi S.r.l. anonymously. In any case, the browser automatically comunicates the type of computer and operating system used.

Like many other websites, Banfi S.r.l. uses "cookie" technology. The first time a user connects to the site, their cookies identify the browser with a random and unique number. The cookies used do not reveal any information of a personal nature to the user, including first names that could be used to welcome the user on their next visit. The cookies help us understand what part of the website the users visit more frequently, which are the paths used by the clients, and how long they remain connected. The cookies are used to study the traffic patterns of the Banfi S.r.l. websites in order to improve their functionality.