Poggio alle Mura is the historical name of the 12th century fortress crowning the Banfi vineyard estate. Today the castle has been christened Castello Banfi .
Dedicated vineyards sloping down from the historic Poggio alle Mura Castle crowning our estate. We chose this patch of land, particularly suited to grow Sangiovese, to plant, in 1992, the first vineyard resulting from over a decade of research to isolate the optimal selection of clones. Altitude is 210-220 meters above sea level on this hillside.
The grape harvest is followed by vinification in Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, with skin contact for 7-10 days. After an aging period of 12 months in French oak barriques, the wine is properly bottle-aged.
This Rosso di Montalcino of great elegance results from the perfect combination of tradition and innovation. Research in the vineyards, clonal selection and unique personality distinguish the wines from the Poggio alle Mura range, the prestigious selection by Castello Banfi.
Deep and intense red color; complex but immediately captivating with fresh and sweet flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam, and raspberries. The forward fruit is enveloped with hints of chocolate, cigar box, vanilla and licorice. Violets, sweet ripe red fruits and berries, as well as cigar box and spices. Flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam and raspberries, with just a hint of wood. Well-structured with extraordinary concentration of fruit. Supple tannins and long finish. Ideal with red meat, savory game, and aged cheeses.