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Castello Banfi

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 34
Average Score:

Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2008 Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2008
Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2012 Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2012
Alta Langa Rosé Cuvée Aurora 2010 Alta Langa Rosé Cuvée Aurora 2010
Banfi Brut Metodo Classico Banfi Brut Metodo Classico
Barbera d'Asti L'Altra 2016 Barbera d'Asti L'Altra 2016
Belnero 2011 Belnero 2011
Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2011 Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2011
Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2012 Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2012
Brunello di Montalcino 1999 Brunello di Montalcino 1999
Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2008
Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2010
Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2012
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2007
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2009
Centine Rosé 2005 Centine Rosé 2005
Chianti Classico Fonte alla Selva 2013 Chianti Classico Fonte alla Selva 2013
CollePino 2005 CollePino 2005
Cum Laude 2011 Cum Laude 2011
Cum Laude 2013 Cum Laude 2013
Excelsus 2010 Excelsus 2010
Fontanelle 2013 Fontanelle 2013
La Lus 2015 La Lus 2015
La Pettegola 2012 La Pettegola 2012
La Pettegola 2014 La Pettegola 2014
La Pettegola 2016 La Pettegola 2016
Moscadello di Montalcino Florus 2011 Moscadello di Montalcino Florus 2011
Rosso di Montalcino 2013 Rosso di Montalcino 2013
Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2011 Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2011
Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2013 Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2013
San Angelo 2014 San Angelo 2014
Sant'Antimo Summus 2000 Sant'Antimo Summus 2000
Stilnovo 2016 Stilnovo 2016
Summus 2011 Summus 2011



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Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2008, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2008

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Alta Langa (Piedmont)
Pinot Nero (70%), Chardonnay (30%)
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score:

Alta Langa (Piedmont) Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent, fine and persistent perlage. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of banana, acacia and pear followed by aromas of apple, bread crust, honey, yeast, plum, hawthorn and hints of vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, banana and pear. A part of Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora ages in barrique and referments in barrique on its lees for at least 30 months.

Alcohol: 12%

Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and fish, Sauteed fish, Broiled crustaceans

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

January 2014



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Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2012, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Alta Langa Brut Cuvée Aurora 2012

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Alta Langa (Piedmont)
Pinot Nero (70%), Chardonnay (30%)
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score:

Alta Langa (Piedmont)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent, fine and persistent perlage.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of banana, citrus fruits and bread crust followed by aromas of acacia, plum, apple, butter, pear, yeast, honey and hints of vanilla.

Effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of banana, apple and plum.

Part of the base wine is aged in barrique. Refermented and aged in bottle on its lees for at least 30 months.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and fish, Sauteed fish, Dairy products

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

January 2018



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Alta Langa Rosé Cuvée Aurora 2010, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Alta Langa Rosé Cuvée Aurora 2010

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Alta Langa (Piedmont)
Pinot Nero
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Alta Langa (Piedmont) Alta Langa Rosé Cuvée Aurora shows a pale cherry pink color and nuances of cherry pink, transparent, fine and persistent perlage. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of cherry, raspberry and strawberry followed by aromas of plum, apple, bread crust, yeast and cyclamen. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Part of Alta Langa Rosé Cuvée Aurora ages in barrique and referments in bottle on its lees for at least 24 months.

Alcohol: 12%

Stuffed pasta, Roasted white meat, Roasted fish

Suggested glass Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Mature and Vintage Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

January 2014



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Banfi Brut Metodo Classico, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Banfi Brut Metodo Classico

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Piedmont)
Pinot Nero (50%), Chardonnay (40%), Pinot Bianco (10%)
Sparkling Wine Sparkling Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Piedmont) Banfi Brut Metodo Classico shows an intense greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent, fine and persistent perlage. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of banana, apple and plum followed by aromas of acacia, bread crust, yeast, tangerine and hawthorn. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an effervescent and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of apple, plum and banana. Banfi Brut Metodo Classico referments in bottle on its lees for at least 24 months.

Alcohol: 12%

Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and fish, Stewed crustaceans, Sauteed fish, Dairy products

Suggested glass Classic Method Sparkling Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Classic Method Sparkling Wines)

January 2014



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Barbera d'Asti L'Altra 2016, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Barbera d'Asti L'Altra 2016

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Barbera d'Asti (Piedmont)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Barbera d'Asti (Piedmont)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of cherry, raspberry and blueberry followed by aromas of plum, violet, cyclamen and vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, plum and blueberry.

A part of this wine ages in barrique.


Alcohol: 13%

Cold cuts, Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

January 2018



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Belnero 2011, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Belnero 2011

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (90%), Other Grapes (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, tobacco, vanilla, cocoa, leather and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry.

14 months in barrique.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Stuffed pasta, Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2011, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2011

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Bolgheri (Tuscany)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Bolgheri (Tuscany) Bolgheri Rosso Aska shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black currant, black cherry and plum followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, vanilla, pink pepper, tobacco, chocolate, mace and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black currant, black cherry and plum. Bolgheri Rosso Aska ages for 10 months in cask.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed and braised meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

January 2014



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Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2012, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2012

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Bolgheri (Tuscany)
Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Cabernet Franc (20%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Bolgheri (Tuscany)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, chocolate, pink pepper, tobacco and eucalyptus.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum.

10 months in cask.


Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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Brunello di Montalcino 1999, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino 1999

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese Grosso
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany) The wine shows a deep ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with good hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, tobacco, cinnamon, vanilla and hints of eucalyptus. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, robust tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine that will give its best with some years of aging in bottle. This Brunello ages for 24 months in cask.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 19, May 2004



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Brunello di Montalcino 2010, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, cinnamon and menthol.

Tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry.

2 years in cask and barrique, 12 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2008, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2008

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany) Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, mace, tobacco, pink pepper and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry. Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura ages for 24 months in cask and barrique.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

January 2014



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Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2010, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2010

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of raspberry, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, mace, cinnamon, leather and menthol.

Tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry.

Aged in barrique and cask for 2 years, 12 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2012, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2012

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and dried violet followed by aromas of raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, chocolate, cinnamon, licorice, vanilla, leather, mace and menthol.

Tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry.

24 months in barrique and cask, 12 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

January 2018



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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2007, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2007

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of plum, black cherry and dried violet followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, pink pepper, leather, licorice, mace and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum, black cherry and blueberry. Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura ages for 2 years in barrique and cask followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 15.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

January 2014



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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2009, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura 2009

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and dried violet followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate, cinnamon, leather, mace, licorice and menthol.

Tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Very persistent finish with long flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry.

2 years in barrique and cask, 12 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

August 2015



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Centine Rosé 2005, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Centine Rosé 2005

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Rose Wine Rose Wine Score:

(Tuscany) The wine shows a brilliant cherry pink color and nuances of cherry pink, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of strawberry, cyclamen, plum and peach. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Centine Rosé ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Fish soups, Pasta with meat, Roasted fish

Suggested glass Young and Crisp Rose Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Young and Crisp Rose Wines)

Issue 42, June 2006



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Chianti Classico Fonte alla Selva 2013, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Chianti Classico Fonte alla Selva 2013

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (90%), Other Grapes (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry.

Aged in cask.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Stewed meat, Broiled meat and barbecue

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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CollePino 2005, Castello Banfi (Italy)

CollePino 2005

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (50%), Merlot (50%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:   Wine of the Sun - Good Value Wine (since January 2004)

(Tuscany) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of purple red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of black cherry and blueberry followed by aromas of raspberry, plum, black currant and cyclamen. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of blueberry and raspberry. CollePino ages in cask for 2 months.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Stuffed pasta, Sauteed meat, Roasted white meat

Suggested glass Young Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Young Red Wines)

Issue 42, June 2006



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Cum Laude 2011, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Cum Laude 2011

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (30%), Sangiovese (25%), Syrah (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black currant, black cherry and plum followed by aromas of dried violet, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa and eucalyptus.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black currant, black cherry and plum.

6 months in barrique, 6 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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Cum Laude 2013, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Cum Laude 2013

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (30%), Sangiovese (25%), Syrah (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of violet, blueberry, iris, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and eucalyptus.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum.

12 months in barrique, 6 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

January 2018



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Excelsus 2010, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Excelsus 2010

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of black currant, black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, vanilla, iris, cinnamon, tobacco, chocolate and eucalyptus.

Tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black currant, black cherry and plum.

20 months in barrique.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

August 2015



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Fontanelle 2013, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Fontanelle 2013

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, banana and hawthorn followed by aromas of pear, broom, hazelnut, honey and vanilla.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, banana and pear.

6 months in barrique, 10 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with meat, Roasted fish, Roasted white meat, Mushroom soups

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

August 2015



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La Lus 2015, Castello Banfi (Italy)

La Lus 2015

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Piedmont)
Albarossa
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Piedmont)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, raspberry and blackberry followed by aromas of plum, violet, blueberry, pomegranate, cyclamen, pink pepper, mace and hints of vanilla.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry.

Part of this wine ages for 12 months in barrique, 8 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Cold cuts, Stuffed pasta with mushrooms, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

January 2018



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La Pettegola 2012, Castello Banfi (Italy)

La Pettegola 2012

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Vermentino
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) La Pettegola shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of pear, broom and peach followed by aromas of lemon, almond, plum, elder and mineral. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of pear, peach and lemon. La Pettegola ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and vegetable, Sauteed crustaceans, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

January 2014



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La Pettegola 2014, Castello Banfi (Italy)

La Pettegola 2014

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Vermentino
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany)
Intense greenish yellow and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of pear, peach and broom followed by aromas of apple, lemon, pineapple, broom and almond.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of pear, peach and apple.

Aged in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and vegetables, Sauteed crustaceans, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

July 2015



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La Pettegola 2016, Castello Banfi (Italy)

La Pettegola 2016

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Vermentino
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Tuscany)
Brilliant straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, hawthorn and peach followed by aromas of hawthorn, grapefruit, broom and plum.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, pear and plum.

Aged in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 13%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with crustaceans and vegetables, Sauteed crustaceans, Dairy products

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

January 2018



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Moscadello di Montalcino Florus 2011, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Moscadello di Montalcino Florus 2011

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Moscadello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Moscato Bianco
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

Moscadello di Montalcino (Tuscany) Moscadello di Montalcino Florus shows a deep golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleading and refined aromas which start with hints of raisin, dried apricot and honey followed by aromas of dried fig, peach jam, candied fruits, lavender, almond, sage and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, honey and dried apricot. A part of Moscadello di Montalcino Florus ages in barrique for 12 months.

Alcohol: 13%

Confectionery, Jam tarts, Piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

January 2014



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Rosso di Montalcino 2013, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Rosso di Montalcino 2013

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry.

12 months in cask and barrique, 6 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2011, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2011

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany) Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas od blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, carob and tobacco. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura ages in barrique for 12 months.

Alcohol: 14%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

January 2014



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Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2013, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Rosso di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura 2013

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, raspberry, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate, cinnamon and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry.

12 months in barrique.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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San Angelo 2014, Castello Banfi (Italy)

San Angelo 2014

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Pinot Grigio
White Wine White Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany)
Pale straw yellow and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of apple, plum and hawthorn followed by aromas of pear, peach, broom, pineapple and mineral.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and pineapple.

Aged in steel tanks.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Pasta with fish, Risotto with crustaceans, Mushroom soups, Sauteed fish

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

July 2015



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Sant'Antimo Summus 2000, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Sant'Antimo Summus 2000

Castello Banfi (Italy)

Sant'Antimo (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Syrah (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Sant'Antimo (Tuscany) This wine shows a deep ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals good personality with intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with good hints of plum jam, black cherry and blueberry followed by good aromas of blackberry, black currant, dried violet, cyclamen, licorice, tobacco, cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and hints of menthol. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with good flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine. Summus ages for 23 months in cask.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 19, May 2004



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Stilnovo 2016, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Stilnovo 2016

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese, Other Grapes
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany)
Intense ruby red and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of violet, raspberry and geranium.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry.

A small part aged in barrique.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Cold cuts, Pasta with meat, Sauteed meat, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

January 2018



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Summus 2011, Castello Banfi (Italy)

Summus 2011

Castello Banfi (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Syrah (25%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints of black currant, black cherry and violet followed by aromas of plum, blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, cinnamon, mace and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black currant, black cherry and plum.

22 months in barrique, 6 months in bottle.


Alcohol: 15%

Game, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

July 2015


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