Maceration with the skins for 8 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by pressing and fermentation. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then aged for 4 to 5 months in barriques followed by extended bottle aging. The “Superiore designation signifies stricter government regulations regarding production and aging requirements than Chianti.
Vineyards: Tuscan hills of the delimited Chianti D. O. C. G. zone. The soil is calcareous, with a mixture of sand and clay.
Ideal with red-sauced pastas, roasted or grilled meats, and aged cheeses.
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.