Marks and reviews
Rich and fruity, a fine Tuscan red wine
A family-owned vineyard, Castello Banfi has become a reference among Tuscan wines over the years. Renowned for its fine Italian wines, the Banfi family tend to the vineyard with the utmost care which is highlighted by the research that the estate has carried out since 1982 into the cloning of the Sangiovese grape variety, with the aim of producing fine Brunello di Montalcino wines.
2016 is the first vintage of this Vigna Marrucheto by Castello Banfi, that stems from three plots of the Marrucheto vineyard. The soil of this 10-hectare terroir, planted in 2009, is mainly composed of sand, marine deposits and round pebbles.
Although the mild winter with frequent rainfall enabled an early budburst, the development of the vines was slowed down during spring due to high humidity and a drop in temperature. The summer period, marked by scarce rainfall and high temperatures, favoured the grape’s ripening process. Although a few rainy episodes during the month of September led to a fear of a decrease in production, the pleasant weather conditions, the intervention of the estate's teams and the sorting carried out during the harvest enabled the grapes to be harvested at optimal ripeness.
Vinification and ageing
Vinification in stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels. The wine is aged for 30 months in 60 and 90 hl French oak barrels.
This 2016 Vigna Marrucheto by Castello Banfi is a 100% Sangiovese.
This wine is an intense ruby red colour.
Elegant and refined, the nose delicately exudes complex fruity fragrances such as red plums and white peaches.
Lively and powerful, the palate is seduced by this wine’s beautiful acidity and fine tannins that lead to a balanced and long finish.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 16 and 18°C.