Wine "Poggio alle Mura", Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2007
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Reviews of purchase "Poggio alle Mura", Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2007
Wine of intense red color with garnet highlights.
The taste of wine is full, soft and durable, with ripe tannins, supple structure. Long delicate aftertaste shows great potential for aging.
Complex aroma of wine is made up of shades of plum jam, vanilla, tobacco and coffee, light spicy notes.
The wine is perfect with red meat, game, aged cheeses, and is perfect for meditation.
"Poggio alle Mura" - a "crown", crowning the Castello Banfi winery, their first unfiltered wine, which appeared in 1997 and was the result of more than two decades of research and development. The wine is made in the area of Brunello di Montalcino, which was the first Italian appellasonom, received the status of DOCG. Here are allowed to grow only Sangiovese. Special vineyard on a hill got its name from the historic castle "Poggio alle Mura". Vineyard descends from the castle walls with a height of 220 meters. Vines carefully selected Sangiovese clones were planted in 1992. The system of conducting vines - cordon.
Due to the mild winter of 2007 growing season started early. Torrential rains in late May and early June provided sufficient water reserves in the soil, thus survive the heat in mid-June. The harvest started a week ahead of time and continued until mid-October without any difficulty, thanks to a perfect autumn weather. After the harvest was conducted multiple triage (selection of grapes). Maceration was carried out for 10-12 days, alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature of 27-29 ° C in stainless steel tanks. 90% of the wine was aged for 24 months in French barriques, dried and fired in the Castello Banfi economy, while 10% of the wine - in barrels of Slavonian oak. On the wine label depicts a beautiful fortified medieval fortress "Poggio alle Mura", built in XI century.
Castello Banfi winery dates back to 1978, when the successful American entrepreneurs of Italian origin and Gary John Mariani, together with the Italian enologist Ezio Rivella 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 liters.
Today 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", which dignify farming 9 times!