2014 Centine Rosso, Castello Banfi
Red • Tuscany • Toscana IGT • Italy • Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot • 90/100 James Suckling
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2014 Centine Rosso, Castello Banfi, Tuscany, Italy, Toscana IGT
Banfi was founded in 1978 thanks to the will power 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, it was developed with Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's foremost oenologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development.
The grapes are vinified with a brief maceration. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are completed, the wine is aged for a short period in small oak barrels and bottled in the spring following the harvest. An appropriate bottle aging follows.