2011 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • JS 93
  • WA 92

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Reg: $69.94

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18 in pre-arrival

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JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2016
Aromas of spearmint, plum, currant and berry. Full body, firm tannins and a walnut, berry and shaved-chocolate finish. Fresh mushroom and meat. Drink or hold.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016
This wine is on an impressive upward swing in recent years. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura is a dense, full and generous Brunello. It presents classic aromas of blackberry, dried cherry, pressed rose... This wine is on an impressive upward swing in recent years. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura is a dense, full and generous Brunello. It presents classic aromas of blackberry, dried cherry, pressed rose, cola, tobacco and grilled herb. In fact, it really doesn't leave anything out. The vintage heat has been well-managed thanks to careful fruit selection and custom farming studied for this special vineyard plot. Castello Banfi rarely gets anything wrong. If you are looking for a popular Brunello that delivers the goods in this vintage, this wine makes a great choice. It doesn't offer the off-beat idiosyncrasies and eclectic eccentricities of Montalcino's smaller boutique estates, but it does offer rock solid consistency. - Monica Larner
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2011

Label

The result of more than two decades of experimental research, Banfi’s Poggio alle Mura is a superb example of the best synthesis of terroir, selection and technological innovation. Estate-bottled from the splendid sun drenched vineyard adjacent to the Castello, this Brunello encompasses a full body and complexity unique to the genre.

Positioned on the hillside at about 700 feet, the vines were planted in 1992 on dedicated vineyards sloping down from the historic Poggio alle Mura Castle which crowns the estate.

Sangiovese, 100% varietal but with various clones, is macerated for 12-13 days. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled, hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks. About 90% of the wine is aged for 2 years in French oak barriques, manufactured according to Banfi’s specifications, and the remaining 10% in Slavonian oak casks. Before release, the wine is bottle-aged for an additional 12 months.

Winery

Castello Banfi

Castello Banfi, a family-owned wine estate in the Tuscany region, was founded in 1978 by Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani.

The Banfi territory encompasses 7,100 acres of land in Montalcino, of which about one third is planted with Sangiovese, Moscadello and other notable varieties on extremely rich and uniform soils of clay and calcium.

Banfi Piedmont was founded with the acquisition of the historic Bruzzone winery. The holdings there extend between the towns of Novi Ligure and Acqui over an area of 124 acres of which 114 are under vine.

The Banfi vineyards in Bolgheri, located south of Castagneto Carducci, give life to the prized Aska, bringing together intensity, roundness and structure.

Banfi also manages 100 acres of specialized vineyard in Chianti which bequeaths wines that bring together structure, elegance, and typical Tuscan personality.