Poggio alle Mura
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva
Dedicated vineyards sloping down from the historic Poggio alle Mura Castle crowning our estate. We chose this area, particularly suited to growing Sangiovese, to plant the first vineyard resulting from over a decade of research to isolate the optimal selection of clones to produce consistently outstanding Brunello di Montalcino. The vines were planted in 1992.Altitude: 210-220 meters above sea level.Position: Hillside.
Yellowish brown color, sandy topsoil, coarse, calcareous, substratum of sea sediment originating from the Pliocene. Abundant rounded rocks.
100% Sangiovese, from a combination of estate selected clones.
Trellising system: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
Vine density: 4.200 vines/ha.
Hectar yield: 60 q.li/ha.
The grape harvest is followed by a maceration of 12-14 days. Temperature-controlled alcoholicfermentation (27-29°C) takes place in the Horizon hybrid stainless steel and wood tanks.90% of the wine is aged for 2 years in French oak barriques and the remaining 10% in largecasks. Before release, the wine is bottle-aged for an additional 12 months.
Color: deep ruby red with garnet reflections.Bouquet: rich and ample, with hints of prune jam, coffee, cacao and a light balsamic note.Taste: full and powerful, with ripe and gentle tannins making it velvety and harmonious.
An extraordinary vintage, 2007, for the launch of this Riserva, which completes the Poggio alle Mura selection. For Banfi, this harvest is even more extraordinary: in 2007, in fact, the new Horizon vinification area was inaugurated, a true production style which outlines the new horizons of Banfi wine.
This wine is particularly suited to accompany red meat, savory game and aged cheeses. Meditation wine.
First vintage produced: 2007.
Available formats: 0,75 l - 1,5 l - 3 l