Toscana IGT Sauvignon Blanc

The Whites


Production Area

Estate vineyards (320 meters above sea level)


Sauvignon Blanc

Method of production

The selected grapes are harvested relatively early in the season, and cooled before pressing. Only the free-run juice is extracted from the press and, once it is decanted at low temperature and clarified, it is partially transferred to barriques where alcoholic fermentation takes place. The wine fermented in barrique, therefore, rests on the fine lees till the final blend with frequent battonage. Few months after the harvest bottling takes place. A short bottle aging concludes the cycle.

The winemaker comment

This Sauvignon Blanc belongs to Castello Banfi single-varietals range. The grapes coming from the Nothern part of the Estate and the short contact with the fine lees in barriques allows for a wine of distinguished character with very intense and typical flavors. Straw yellow color, intense and varietal aroma with hints of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, but also with a slight vegetal note of nettle and tomato leaf. In the mouth the aromas are very persistent and supported by a good acidity and sapidity.

Wine awards 2018


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