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2011 16 November


Poggio alle Mura 2007, the Brunello di Montalcino Selection of Castello Banfi, will be the first to boast the quality excellence ofHorizon, the hybrid fermentation tanks that combines oak and steel


The first bottles of Poggio alle Mura 2007 will be available from next April, as required by the rules of the DOCG of Brunello di Montalcino. WithHorizonthe quality of premium wines of Castello Banfi makes a further and decisive step towards absolute excellence. Cristina Mariani-May says, " Horizon allows us to achieve and maintain excellent quality and the highest expression of terroir. It is developed mainly on two key concepts: precision viticulture and enology accuracy. The basis is almost obsessive on the care of detail that characterizes us and to which Banfi has constantly aimed for excellence in quality. Horizon is therefore an essential next step and that takes us to create an authentic " Banfi style" that together with the uniqueness of territory in which we operate, will feature our range of wines since the 2007 vintage, the first vinified in the new area. “But what exactly is Horizon? It is the crowning of an entire production philosophy aimed at achieving excellence through a series of features and high-level solutions that go from the vineyard to the cellar, to improve every production stage. At the heart of the project, entirely developed in-house, there is an original idea visible to all visitors of the winery: the combined fermentation tankswith a body of oak and two replaceable stainless steel components. "After the careful zonation work and years of research on the best local clones of Sangiovese, in addition to studies on wood" Mariani-May continues, "we obtained the best expression of Sangiovese in combination with the greatest adaptation to the terroir. All that deserved a fermentation that could exalt these strengths. "At the manual harvesting and selection of grapes, follows the sorting of the grapes and then of the individual berries on special tables equipped with optical sorting. And the Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino selection, aged in 350 liters barriques and large casks of 60 hl and 90, is the symbol of the new "Banfi style ". A wine with vibrant color, complex with hints of ripe fruits, integrated by spicy notes, rich with smooth tannins and long finish. A Brunello that deserves his reputation which will further improve with the aging in bottle giving great satisfaction over time to its lucky owners.


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