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Poggio alle Mura 2016 – Banfi

Poggio alle Mura 2016 - Banfi
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Poggio alle Mura
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G..
Alcoholic strength: 15% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
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, very intense ruby red color, consistent.
On the olfactory examination it is intense, with a bouquet of complex and fine quality aromas. Floral notes of withered wildflowers, followed by hints of ripe fruit, such as plum and cherry with raspberry and blackberry jam. There are notes of precious and sweet spices such as vanilla, with delicate aromas of precious woods and cigar box.
In the mouth the sample shows all its elegance and power in the sip. Perfectly balanced, silky, important but never aggressive tannins give an opulent sip and great pleasure. Excellent persistence of a ripe fruit, almost a jam.
It is recommended in combination with meat dishes of the Tuscan tradition.


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

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
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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