Castello Banfi

Fumaio

Toscana IGT

Tuscany IGT

Fumaio

GRAPE VARIETIES

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Method of production

The must is fermented at controlled temperature (15-16°C). To preserve the natural freshness of the wine, malolactic fermentation is prevented. Bottling the Winter maintains a slight amount of natural effervescence from the alcoholic fermentation.

The winemaker comment

The wine is Banfi's excellent interpretation of youthful white wines. The Chardonnay imparts roundness, while the Sauvignon Blanc adds character to this fresh and easy-to-drink wine. Ideal as an aperitif or as a perfect partner of fish dishes.

Vintage notes 2016

  • Fumaio
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Chardonnay
  • Method of production

    The light load of the press made the grapes pumping very soft and reduced the portions of detrimental polyphenols passage in the must. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats took place at 14-16°C controlled temperature. No malolactic fermentation followed.

Specifications
  • BRIX 22,2
  • ALCOHOL 13,1%
  • PH 3,30
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 22,8
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 4,5
  • Total acidity 6,1
  • Malic Acidity 1,8
  • Volatile Acidity 0,21
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 136
  • Free 43
  • Seasonal Outcome The mild winter sped up the beginning of the growing season by about 10 days, but this was then slowed down by the abundant spring rains, bringing back to the normality. By the second week of June, and throughout the month of July, there was a gradual and beneficial rise in temperatures. It followed an August with a significant temperature ranges and lack of rain, the best condition for the perfect ripening of the grapes. The harvest began with a slight delay compared with the most recent years, mainly due to the rainy spring, which offset the initial vegetative anticipation. The month of September was very sunny and marked by the absence of rain, which arrived at the end of the month, slowing the harvest of red grapes.
TASTING

The color is light straw yellow. The aroma is fruity, with notes of citrus fruits, pineapple and tomato leaf. Very tasty in the mouth, with an excellent full and well-balanced structure. Persistent in the finish.

  • Fumaio
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Chardonnay
  • Method of production

    The light load of the press made the grapes pumping very soft and reduced the portions of detrimental polyphenols passage in the must. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats took place at 14-16°C controlled temperature. No malolactic fermentation followed. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 22
  • ALCOHOL 13,1%
  • PH 3,24
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 23,5
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 3
  • Total acidity 6,5
  • Malic Acidity 1,5
  • Volatile Acidity 0,25
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 125
  • Free 41
  • Seasonal Outcome The sufficient spring rainfall avoided any water stress during the hot summer months. The quite hot temperatures in July and August, together with a quite wide-range difference in temperature between night and day, favored the grapes maturation. This way, the white grapes could develop an excellent aromatic profile, while the reds could achieve a very good synthesis of polyphenols. September was sunny and dry, with warm temperatures that let complete the ripening of the grapes and yielded for most favorable conditions during the harvest.
TASTING

The color is light straw yellow. The aromas are fresh, intense and fruity, thanks to the notes of apple, pineapple, citrus and passion fruit. This wine shows an excellent volume on the mouth, a great balance, a wonderful and long finish.

  • Fumaio
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Chardonnay
  • Method of production

    The light load of the press made the grapes pumping very soft and reduced the portions of detrimental polyphenols passage in the must. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats took place at 14-16°C controlled temperature. No malolactic fermentation followed. 

Specifications
  • BRIX 21
  • ALCOHOL 12,5%
  • PH 3,29
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20,17
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 3
  • Total acidity 5,8
  • Malic Acidity 1,2
  • Volatile Acidity 0,06
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 120
  • Free 43
  • Seasonal Outcome The start of the growing season was slightly delayed, with abundant spring rainfall. Summer was marked by fresh and cooler temperatures, by far below the seasonal average ones, even so without reaching previous years’ levels. Meteoric events and temperatures delayed maturation by ten days
TASTING

The wine shows a light straw yellow color. The bouquet presents very fresh, intense and concentrated varietal notes from Sauvignon, as tomato’s leaf and grapefruit, combined with varietal notes from Chardonnay’s pulp. The superb structure is vigorous, both well balanced and well supported by vivid acidity. The wine has got an extremely fresh and long finish. 

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