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Castello Banfi

As a family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany, Castello Banfi's dedication to excellence in the art of winemaking has been recognized by wine aficionados the world over. Capturing honor after prestigious honor, the American-owned estate was declared "International Winery of the Year" for an unprecedented fourth year at the 2000 VinItaly Wine Competition. The winery has also been named Italy's best wine estate every year since 1994. Though savoring these achievements as she would a glass of her finest vintage, family proprietor Cristina Mariani is hardly resting on her laurels. In the continual pursuit of superior quality ingrained in her by her father, Castello Banfi founder John F. Mariani, she works constantly to improve upon every detail, from winemaking and packaging to the estate's renowned hospitality. Castello Banfi's origins trace to the 1950's when John Mariani began dreaming about expanding the trade's horizons. Fortune smiled years later, thanks to the success of Banfi's role as a wine merchant. John and his brother, Harry, established Castello Banfi in 1978, with a vision to depart from conventional winemaking rules and craft products that would appeal to modern consumer tastes while continuing to satisfy the lofty demands of the connoisseur. Working with the world's leading enologists in one of the most evocative regions for quality wine production, they assembled a contiguous estate of 2,830 hectares (7,100 acres), selecting ideal sites within to plant a constellation of single vineyards covering more than 800 hectares (2.400 acres). Today, wines flow from their Tuscan cellars to over 50 countries around the world. The starting point for Castello Banfi was the undeniable concept that the quality of the wines is determined first and foremost in the vineyard. Plantings began only after months of soil preparation that would give the vines greater access to the sun's rays and proper drainage. To further ensure success, six artificial lakes were built to supply the estate's irrigation system. If the vineyards are the soul of the estate, then the winery is its very heart. It combines state-of-the-art equipment with traditional aging cellars lined with casks of Slavonian oak and barriques of French and American oak. Signature wines of the Castello Banfi estate, in addition to the single-vineyard Poggio all'Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, are two proprietary cuvées, SummuS and ExcelsuS. Several noble varietals, including Tavernelle Cabernet Sauvignon, Fontanelle Chardonnay and San Angelo Pinot Grigio, are produced there as well as traditional wines of the region, such as Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. Overlooking the vineyards is the estate's medieval showpiece, a Romanesque fortress now known as Castello Banfi. Meticulously restored as a hospitality center, it boasts a formal restaurant, an enoteca and a glass museum. Visit the Castello Banfi website.
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

js 95
ws 92
Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Bouquet: Ethereal, wide, light vanilla. Taste: Full, soft, velvety and intense, with sensations of liquorice, spices and light goudron note.  more
BN#553372

Price:$64.99

in mixed case $58.49

SKU 14332


Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012

ws 93
Color: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. Bouquet: Ethereal, violet, vanilla with hints of licorice. Taste: Full, soft, velvety, with traces of spice. Food Pairing Perfect with red meats, wild game and aged cheeses.  more
BN#617317

Price:$59.99

in mixed case $53.99

SKU 18771

Castello Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

Castello Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

Color: Deep ruby-red. Bouquet: Rich with notes of cherries, plums, and iris. Taste: Deep cherry and leather flavors with subtle wood notes. Supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish. Food Pairing: Perfect with flavorful roasts, pastas, and cheeses.  more
BN#603739

Price:$20.99

in mixed case $18.89

SKU 41210


Castello Banfi Rosa Regale 2014

Castello Banfi Rosa Regale 2014

Color: Light ruby red. Lively pink mousse with a persistent perlage. Bouquet: Intense, aromatic, varietal with hints of Bulgarian rose. Taste: Soft and elegant with berry flavours and a touch of almond and nutmeg. Food Pairings: This wine matches perfectly with fresh strawberries, fruit cakes, fruit salads, pastries and chocolates. ... more
BN#573807

Price:$11.99

 375ml

SKU 03618

Castello Banfi Rosa Regale 2015

Castello Banfi Rosa Regale 2015

Color: Festive cranberry. Bouquet: Aromatic with hints of raspberries, strawberries and rose petals. Taste: Fresh raspberries, with crisp acidity, enticing the palate with an initial softness, graduating to a clean and dry finish. Perfect for any occasion. A unique and festive sparkling wine, seductive aperitif, and elegant dessert wine. Pairs ... more
BN#604072

Price:$22.69

in mixed case $20.42

SKU 01161


Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2015

Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2015

Color: Intense ruby red with violet reflections. Bouquet: Intense, fresh, and fruity with typical varietal characteristics of violet, cherry, and plum. Taste: Gentle, full and soft, with surprising length. Ideal with wild game and aged cheeses.  more
BN#610797

Price:$24.99

in mixed case $22.49

SKU 00059

Castello Banfi Chianti Superiore 2015

Castello Banfi Chianti Superiore 2015

Intense ruby in color with shades of violet. A fruit-forward bouquet with some oral notes. Round and well balanced with black-cherry flavors and hints of spice. Well structured with good acidity for dining and a lingering finish. Pairing: Ideal with red-sauced pastas, roasted or grilled meats, and aged cheeses.  more
BN#621452

Price:$11.99

in mixed case $10.79

SKU 07166


Castello Banfi Centine 2014

Castello Banfi Centine 2014

Colour: Intense ruby red with youthful hints. Bouquet: Intense, vinous and spicy in which the Tuscan character of the Sangiovese is perfectly married with the international character of the Cabernet and Merlot. Taste: Gentle approach, soft, easy-to-drink.  more
BN#601835

Price:$11.99

in mixed case $10.79

SKU 42870


Castello Banfi Col di Sasso 2015

Castello Banfi Col di Sasso 2015

Color: Intense ruby-red, with purple hues. Bouquet: Black cherries and spice. Taste: Rich with soft tannins, delivering persistent black-fruit flavors and subtle hints of smoke, with a lingering finish. Ideal with pizza, pasta, grilled meat and poultry.  more
BN#606945

Price:$10.29

in mixed case $9.26

SKU 03913

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all'Oro Riserva 1997

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all'Oro Riserva 1997

ws 96
we 93
Made from 100% Brunello grapes carefully selected for superior quality, Poggio all'Oro is aged for a total of five years, including a minimum of two years in French oak barriques. With a ruby-red color complemented by a rich bouquet, this wine emerges with exceptional depth and character. Soft, yet intense, ... more
BN#147050

Price:$231.99

in mixed case $208.79

SKU 04429





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