Banfi

2016 'Poggio alle Mura' Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Sangiovese •Poggio alle Mura

Italy: Tuscany: Montalcino

Offer Expired:Nov 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Not your daddy's Rosso

Baby Brunello Steal! Poggio alle Mura, the legendary estate vineyard of Banfi is the source for their flagship Brunello di Montalcino. Almost all the fruit from this prized vineyard goes into this highly sought after Brunello. Almost. Just a few rows with the youngest vines go into this secret Rosso.

We were able to secure only a few cases, not enough for a daily feature, sadly, yet for $17.99, as the accolades below confirm, you won’t find a better Sangiovese!

Call it a top-secret gift, up for the grabs for those who peek at The Wine Spies Store regularly…

Here’s what the wine press has to say:

James Suckling – 92 Points - “Shows a delightful combination between pretty blue fruit, bark and resin on the nose. The palate is well defined with round tannins, a welcome streak of acidity and plenty of fruit. Drink now.”

Wine Advocate – 91 Points - “This is a terrific wine to bring to outdoor grilling parties or to serve in the kitchen while you are preparing a fun family meal. The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura exudes conviviality and brightness, with a truly beautiful quality of Sangiovese fruit that shines through with brilliance. Dark cherry and blueberry give the wine immense informal appeal. Drink 2018-2022”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep and intense red color.

Smell:

Complex but immediately captivating with fresh and sweet flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam, and raspberries.

Taste:

Flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam and raspberries, with just a hint of wood.

Finish:

Well-structured with extraordinary concentration of fruit. Supple tannins and long finish.

Pairing:

Ideal with red meat, savory game, and aged cheeses.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Rudy Buratti
Varietals
100% Sangiovese
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Montalcino, Tuscany
Vineyard
Poggio alle Mura
Soil
Sandy clays with rounded pebbles
Trellising system
Spurred cordon – Banfi alberello
Vine Density
4,200-5,500 vines/ha
Alcohol
14%
TA
5.07 g/l
Residual sugar
1.3 g/l
Aging
12 months
Barrels
100% French, 50% oak casks and 50% new barriques

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price
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