Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi 2015


A rich and elegant Brunello, both in structure and in olfactory expression. Brilliant ruby red with garnet-colored reflections, on the nose the aroma is sweet and fruity, the hints of fresh red fruit stand out, which combine perfectly with the more complex notes of licorice and pipe tobacco. The structure is powerful, and the palate is pleasantly enveloped by a consistent tannic texture, well balanced by a pleasant acidity. Extremely persistent with excellent aging potential.

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Wine style

Red wine






DOCG Montalcino

Taste profile

Food pairing

Wild boar and red meat.






Wine Description

Product specifications

Region:  Tuscany

Vintage:  2015

Wine style: Red wine

Grapes: Sangiovese

Alcohol: 13,5%

Volume: 750 ml

Winery: Castello Banfi

Appelation: DOCG Montalcino

  Drinkable from 2020 till 2029

Serve: 18 °C

  Food pairing: Wild boar and red meat.

  Shipment: On stock

Technical Notes

Soil: vineyards in the hill area of the estate, with low to moderate incline. The soils develop on different types of sediments, from the clay sands of the marine Pliocene, deep soils with abundant and calcareous stones, to the gray-blue clays which are moderately deep mineral soils that tend to retain humidity.

Trellising System: spurred cordon – Banfi alberello

Vine Density: 2400 – 5500 vines/ha.

Hectar Yield: 65 q/ha.

Fermentation: in temperature-controlled (27-29°C) hybrid French oak and stainless-steel Horizon tanks

Aging: 80% in French oak casks (90-60 hl.) and 20% in French oak barriques (350 l.) for 2 years

The winery

Banfi was founded in 1978 thanks to the will of the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani.

From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.

Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy’s foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development.

In those years, the brothers, John and Harry, also purchased Bruzzone, a historic winery in Piedmont. Founded in 1860 and specialized in the production of sparkling wines, today is known as Banfi Piemonte.


Wine Spectator 93

James Suckling 94

Importeria rating 94