Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2004
from Tuscany, Italy
Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino is a wine of noble origins and impressive original thinking. Made from 100% select Brunello clones, Rosso di Montalcino is considered Brunello`s younger sibling. Rosso di Montalcino is aged less than its elder counterpart - 12 months in wood (half in French oak barrique and half in Slavonian oak casks) followed by at least 6 months in the bottle before release. It is deep ruby-red in color with a dry, round, velvety taste and generous body - characteristics similar to those desired in a great Brunello.
The color is a very deep and intense red with violet hints; the bouquet is of red fruits, raspberries and cherries, but also with sweet hints of cream. On the palate, it has good structure and well developed tannins, soft yet powerful at the same time. A very well balanced and harmonious wine.
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A Customer - Naples, Italy
When visiting the Banfi estate in Montalcino I had every intention of buying about 4 cases of Brunello. Instead I wound up with 1 case of Brunello and 4 cases of Rosso. It was that wonderful without the cost of a Brunello. On my must buy list.
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