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Poggio alle Mura Riserva 2013 – Banfi

Poggio alla Mura Riserva 2013 - Castello Banfi - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – TUSCANY – ITALY

Wine: Poggio alle Mura
Variety composition: Sangiovese.
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva D.O.C.G..
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2013.
Soil: area characterized by slopes with a good slope where the soils develop on clayey continental sediments of a reddish color with a notable presence of stones and pebbles.
Training system: spurred cordon Banfi sapling.
Plant density: 4200 – 5500 plants / ha
Yield per hectare: 60 q / ha.
Fermentation: at controlled temperature (25°-30°C) in combined stainless steel and Horizon French oak vats.
Aging: 40% in 60 and 90 hl French oak barrels and 60% in 350 l French oak barrels for 2 years.
Suggested serving temperature: 16°-18° C.
First vintage produced: 1997.

Poggio alla Mura Riserva 2013 - Castello Banfi

© Catello Banfi

Tasting Notes
Clear, not intense garnet red with evident garnet hues, consistent.
The following hints emerge on the nose: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. Important floral opening characterized by an aromatic potpourri of slightly withered red flowers, the fruits are more than ripe and recall the jam of the same, recall the berry of the blackberry, of the mulberry with candied nuances of orange peel mixed with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, addictive toasted notes of incense, caramel and leather, amaze the references to the scent of the forest and mushroom with truffle and balsamic notes.
In the mouth, what is evidenced by the olfactory examination is confirmed. Perfect balance between hard and soft parts, elegant tannins that caress the palate, long persistence and quality. A wine undoubtedly to be rewarded.
It is recommended in combination with croutons of brioche bread with foie gras, bacon and fig jam.


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Castello di Poggio alle Mura
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 840111

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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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