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Poggio alle Mura 2017 – Banfi

Poggio alle Mura 2017 - Banfi
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – TUSCANY – ITALY

Wine: Poggio alle Mura
Variety composition: Sangiovese.
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G..
Alcoholic strength: 15,5% vol.
Vintage: 2017.
Soil: area characterized by slopes with a good slope where the soils develop on continental sediments, clayey 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 350l French oak barrels for 2 years.
Suggested serving temperature: 16°-18° C.
First vintage produced: 1997.

Tasting Notes
Limpid, intense garnet red color, consistent.
The olfactory examination highlights a bouquet of broad and complex aromas. Floral scents reminiscent of a potpourri of red flowers such as lavender and delicately withered geranium, followed by fruity notes of plum, cherry durone and candied raspberry jelly. The balsamic component reminiscent of fir resin is evident, with elegant spicings of cinnamon, cloves and nuances of licorice root.
The sip is generous, opulent, and rich. Important and well-polished tannin. Good taste olfactory persistence. Sample of fine quality and great freshness intended for long aging.
It is recommended in combination with stewed wild boar.

Rating
5


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Banfi
Castello di Poggio alle Mura
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 840111
E-mail: banfi@banfi.it
Website: www.banfi.it


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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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