Castello Banfi is quite special in all honesty. John and Harry Mariani, both from America, decided to purchase this 7,100 acre estate located in the Brunello region of Tuscany in 1978. They did so, and sparked a renaissance in Italian Wine making. Castello Banfi were the first winery to be internationally recognised for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility. Particularly forward-thinking and modern - they have played an execeptional role in research on the Sangiovese vine, focusing on producing more consistent and excellent Brunello di Montalcino through to organic procedures. Castello Banfi have certainly played their part in helping to heighten the quality of Montalcino.
Brunello di Montalcino is a big, full-bodied, intense wine loaded with dark jammy fruit, spices and licorice. Most of the wine’s charm is in its up-front personality as the finish is short and the tannins are astringent, most likely a combination of the quality of the fruit in this vintage and an exuberant use of French oak.
Brunello Di Montalcino Banfi