The Bolgheri area is surrounded on one side by the beaches of the Tuscan Maremma and on the other side by the hills surrounding Castagneto Carducci: soils and microclimate that vary greatly, but come together to bring life to a wine of great character and unique personality.
In this strip of land, native Sangiovese, along with some international vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, flourish.
It was not until 1944, after phylloxera had decimated vineyards across Europe, that the first vineyards were planted in the area. And the appellation was only officially recognized with a denomination of controlled origin in 1994, as a first example of an Italian "cru." Thus the Bolgheri phenomenon was born, represented by wines of intense and grand expression of "terroir," deeply tied to the soil and climate of the territory where they grow.
And it is in this uniquely endowed winegrowing region, famous throughout the world, that Banfi has launched a new adventure.
The vineyards, located south of Castagneto Carducci, are situated in an area that was once the realm of the Etruscans, that ancient and fascinating people who pre-dated the Roman tribes. The elegance of these people and their legends are the basis of Banfi’s experience in Bolgheri, giving life to the prized Aska, bringing together intensity, roundness and structure.