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Banfi

Italy Tuscany

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Name: Banfi
Growing area: Tuscany
Vineyard: 850 ha
Owner: Famiglia Mariani
Managing Director: Enrico Viglierchio
Oenologist: Rudy Buratti
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Famous winery (also Banfi or Villa Banfi) based in the mountain town of Montalcino in the Italian region of Toskana. It was founded in 1978 by the Italian-Americans Harry and John Mariani from New Yor...

Tasted Wines 22 Wines View All

0.75 L
2015 Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione "Fonte alla Selva"
Up to 25.00 €
Editor note: Firm and quite deep scent of ripe red and somewhat black berries with floral nuances, a hint of cher...
0.75 L
2015 Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
Up to 15.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Fester, etwas kräuteriger und tabakiger, auch zedriger Duft nach mehr schwarzen als roten Beeren mit...
0.75 L
2017 Chianti Classico DOCG "Fonte alla Selva"
Up to 15.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht gewürziger Duft nach eher dunklen Beeren und Kirschen mit nussigen, erdigen und tabakigen Nua...
0.75 L
2017 Chianti Classico DOCG
Up to 15.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Eher herber, leicht pflanzlicher und erdiger Duft nach überwiegend dunklen Beeren mit Kirschnuancen...
0.75 L
2013 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva Poggio alle Mura
Translate to English Editor note: Ganz leicht kräuteriger und gewürziger Duft nach roten und ein wenig schwarzen Beeren mit Kirscharom...
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0.75 L
2014 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Poggio alle Mura
Editor note: Firm, somewhat tobacco and undergrowth, also slightly animal scent of ripe red and black berries wit...

Famous winery (also Banfi or Villa Banfi) based in the mountain town of Montalcino in the Italian region of Tuscany. It was founded in 1978 by the Italian-Americans Harry and John Mariani from New York, who had become very wealthy by importing Lambrusco. The total estate covers almost 3,000 hectares of land. About 850 hectares of it are planted with vines and are located at an altitude of 250 to 400 metres above sea level. The individual grape varieties are planted at different optimal altitudes to ensure good results. The most important are Brunello = Sangiovese clone (150 ha), Chardonnay (95 ha), Cabernet Sauvignon (143 ha), Montepulciano, Moscato (Muscat Blanc), Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris, Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), Sauvignon Blanc (42 ha), Sémillon and Syrah. 80% of the vineyards are irrigated from artificially created lakes. Attached to the winery are a large restaurant and a wine shop.

The oenologist and pioneer Dr. Ezio Rivella, who is considered one of the most distinctive personalities in Italian viticulture, was instrumental in setting up the estate. Enrico Viglierchio has been the managing director since 2001. Swiss oenologist Rudy Buratti is responsible for winemaking. The owner interests are represented by Cristina Mariani and her cousin James Mariani.

The high-tech winery in Sant'Angelo Scali (near Montalcino) is one of the most modern in the world. Here, all wine-making steps from the grape mill to fermentation and bottling are computer-controlled. There is another estate in Piedmont with a winery in Strevi. The DOCG wines Barolo, Brachetto d'Acqui, Brunello di Montalcino (single vineyards Poggio alle Mura and Poggio all'Oro), Chianti-Classico and Gavi, the DOC wines Moscadello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino (Centine), as well as the IGT wines "Excelsus"(Bordeaux blend) and "Summus" (Sangiovese, CS, Syrah) are produced. Around 14 million bottles of wine are produced annually.

Banfi Region: Italy Tuscany
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