Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. This award-winning estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking.
Dedication to excellence has won the approval of aficionados the world over. Capturing honor after prestigious honor, Castello Banfi is a constellation of single vineyards encompassing over three dozen varying subsoils. The estate is renowned for its clonal research that allows noble grape varieties to thrive in their optimal terroir, creating not only a consistently outstanding Brunello, but the ultimate expression of Montalcino Super Tuscans.
"The grapes are vinified with a brief maceration for 7 days. When alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed, the wine is aged for a short period in barriques of French oak, followed by moderate bottle aging. Tasting Notes Color: Intense ruby red. Bouquet: Fragrant, with dark fruit and
"Ruby red. Intense with varietal notes of cherry, plum and violet. Fresh, balanced, typical. Banfi Chianti Classico perfectly interprets the unique personality of this historic appellation with its alluring bouquet, rich flavours, supple tannins and good acidity."
Wine Spectator 93 "A textbook Brunello, mingling cherry and berry fruit with bitter almond, iron, sanguine and tobacco notes. Well-structured and harmonious, this should rein in the tannins with a few years of aging. Best from 2020 through 2033." James Suckling 93 "A sleek and pretty red with
Deep red with violet hints. A fresh bouquet with hints of red fruits, especially raspberry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with a pleasant sweet note, well balanced with some acidity and a natural sparkling note.
A soft red sparkling wine, made from Brachetto. This extremely aromatic, complex and historical grape variety grows only in the area of Acqui Terme, in Southern Piedmont. The cold maceration of the grapes, followed by a soft pressing, allows the extraction of the typical intense aromas from the
"Aromatic with a hint of rose petals and raspberries, a unique sparkling ruby-red wine - especially well suited to desserts, particularly chocolate. It is also delightful as an aperitif." ~Winery Notes
Color is straw yellow. On the nose, it’s very fruity with intense aromas of pear, apple and lime. Extremely soft on the palate, yet lively and vibrant with an acidity that gives a remarkable persistence.
" The best tradition of the Sangiovese grape in Tuscany that, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, allows a youthful and intensely fruity blend. The ideal companion of simple dishes but also suitable for more complex matches. Colour: intense ruby red with youthful hints. Bouquet: intense, vinous and
James Suckling 95 "Ripe cherry and walnut with fresh herb undertones and spice. Full body, extremely fine tannins and a silky, textured finish. Very classic and balanced. Beautifully crafted. Drink or hold." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 "Castello Banfi's 2013 Brunello di Montalcino denotes
" A super-classic of Montalcino and Banfi. A wine able to match the elegance and solidity of its elder counterpart with a freshness and directness that make it one of the most versitile wines within Banfi's offer. Very enjoyable when released, it is also suitable for a long aging. " Winery notes
" Medium body, light tannins, good dark fruit and leather. It's like that tshirt that you don't wear out and about but that you put on the moment you get home. It won't impress anyone but it's so comfortable and familiar that you're always glad to have it. " ~ Winery notes
" The color is a very deep and intense red with violet hints; the bouquet is of red fruits, raspberries and cherries, but also with sweet hints of cream. On the palate, it has good structure and well developed tannins, soft yet powerful at the same time. A very well balanced and harmonious wine. " ~
James Suckling 92 Love the complex aromas of raspberries, strawberries and minerals. Full body with fine, refined tannins with currant, blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped up in the tannic structure." Wine Advocate 91 "Castello Banfi has maintained an excellent reputation for consistency over
Pale yellow color with shades of green. The perfume of boxwood combines with the flower notes of jasmine and the fruity aromas of melon and white peach. On the palate, the wine's pleasant sapidity supports its eminent drinkability.
James Suckling 93 "Aromas and flavors of prunes, fresh herbs and tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and milk chocolate and fruit aftertaste. Made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon." Wine Spectator 90 "Herbal notes of thyme and tomato match up with black cherry
A super-classic of Montalcino and Banfi. A wine able to match the elegance and solidity of its elder counterpart with a freshness and directness that make it one of the most versitile wines within Banfi's offer. Very enjoyable when released, it is also suitable for a long agin