2020 Banfi Col di Sasso Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese

11.60 9.59
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Castello Banfi
Year 2020
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2026
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The Col di Sasso has a special combination of two grapes, in this case the exotic cabernet with the local sangiovese. A little less unusual, because in Tuscany it is nowadays good practice to mix sangiovese, the grape from Brunello itself and of course also from Chianti Classico, with cabernet (or merlot). The grapes are planted on the rockiest part of the vineyard. These grapes must be kept in check due to poor soil. The sangiovese gives the wine fullness and roundness, the cabernet gives it fruit and backbone. And that works very well, in combination with a subtle wood tone.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Color : Deep red.
Smell : Beautiful sultry scent with lots of fruit, nice sweet and broad, cassis and vanilla, cherries, blueberries, seduction.
Taste : Smooth and juicy, not too strong in the taste, cherries, fresh acidity, juice, lively, exciting, not too strict.

Brunello di Montalcino is a special wine region, but within Brunello Banfi is a special winery. About 800 hectares of vineyards have been planted on the estate of no less than 2830 hectares, making Castello Banfi by far the largest and most important producer of Brunello di Montalcino. In addition, all kinds of other wines are made on the basis of the region's own grapes or imported grape varieties such as chardonnay or pinot grigio. The estate is dominated by a beautifully restored medieval castle, which houses a glass museum, a wine shop and two restaurants. This makes it more than worth a visit.

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Castello Banfi belongs to the Italian world top and comes from Tuscany. In fact, Banfi's success story begins as early as 1919. In that year John F. Mariani, an American with Italian blood, starts his wine business Banfi Vintners in New York. More than 50 years later, his sons, John and Harry, venture to Tuscany and start one of the most spectacular adventures in Italian wine history. With American bravura and entrepreneurial spirit, they bought the medieval castle Poggio alle Mura near the town of Montalcino and brought the old vineyards back to life. In the mid-1970s, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's best oenologists, joined the team. The 'Banfi' project paid off sooner than expected. Castello Banfi (as the company has been officially called since 1984) managed to create the ideal conditions for the different grape varieties in many places.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Castello Banfi
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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