Wine Banfi, Excelsus Sant'Antimo DOC 2000, 1.5 L
Reviews of purchase Banfi, Excelsus Sant'Antimo DOC 2000, 1.5 L
Wine intense burgundy-red color with highlights.
Sufficiently strong, well-balanced wine with soft ripe tannins and restrained finish with subtle vanilla notes.
The aroma of wine combines ripe berry tones of black currant with a sleek licorice and spices.
The wine is well combined with dishes of pork or lamb under a red sauce and mature cheeses.
Wine Excelsus line closes Castello Banfi wines Supertuscan. Excelsus Latin for "outstanding" and the name is fully justified: Ekselsus made only in the most exceptional, good years. Classic Bordeaux assemblage - Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The first assemblage wine was released in 1993.
Excelsus 2000 - is one of the most complex wines in the history of the estate. Rainy winters and cool spring allowed the vines to grow optimally by mid-August. But too high daytime temperatures that vary slightly at night, were not allowed to gather berries dostochno moisture, and only increased sweetness. In this regard, the harvest began to gather much ahead of schedule and at night, that minimize the appearance of bitter shades and preservation of flavors. The vineyards are located on the southern slopes of Montalcino at an altitude of 130-170 meters. Each grape variety is vinified separately. Maceration of Merlot lasts 8 days, Cabernet Sauvignon - 18 days. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic - in barriques. Each cuvee is aged separately in French oak barrels, and then for a further 8 months after the merger of sorts. Wine storage capacity of 8-14 years.
Castello Banfi winery has its roots back in 1978, when the successful American businessman John Mariani and Gary together with Ezio Rivella, which is an Italian enologist, bought vineyards in the southern part of Tuscany. The official name of the company came a few years later, when they acquired the Castello Banfi di Poggio alle Mura. To date, the Castello Banfi - is a thriving family business, which is recognized throughout the world for the highest quality products. The total vineyard area is more than 800 hectares. Plant Castello Banfi is the first in the world, which is recognized as absolutely correct from an ethical, social and, most importantly, the ecological point of view. He also holds a leading position in terms of customer satisfaction. In addition, full control of Mariani cooperage, buying oak wood in France, and then soaking it in 2-3 years and the estate of making the barrels with varying degrees of roasting firm volume - 350 l.
To date, Banfi is one of the largest Italian landowners. Agriculture Castello Banfi repeatedly to conquer titles, including "Best International Winery of the Year" and the title of "Best Italian Winery of the Year", whose economy is rewarded 9 times!