2019 Castello Banfi Fontanelle Sant'Antimo Chardonnay

Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Castello Banfi
Year 2019
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2021 - 2025
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For the Chardonnay it makes little difference where it is planted. With careful care, this grape can always produce special wines. In the warm climate of Tuscany, this is always a wine with a special strength and depth, a mighty glass of white. In recent years there has been a trend towards lighter chardonnay wines in an uncomplicated style, but that is not the type of Chardonnay that people like to see at Castello Banfi. It is believed here that a Tuscan Chardonnay should be powerful and deep. The grapes are harvested ripe and the wine ferments and matures in French oak barrels, giving it a special complexity and breadth.

Colour: Pale yellow.
Smell: Powerful scent, nice wood, toasted and roasted, but the fruit is not forgotten, citrus, floral, open, nice complex.
Taste: Open taste, a good glass of wine, very typical, nice modern style chardonnay, juicy, freshness, peach, not too strict with a touch of sweetness and a bit of sourness.

92/100 James Suckling

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Castello Banfi
Grape Chardonnay
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2025
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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