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Banfi Poggio Alle Mura Brunello di Montalcin 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Shows dried raspberry and cinnamon on the nose. Full-bodied, with an impressive density of fruit and round tannins. Long and flavorful. Just starting to open up. Powerful and rich.

Bodega Banfi:
Banfi is a private concern, founded in New York in 1919 by John Mariani, Sr. and today owned and operated by his grandchildren. The company is focused on the production and import of wine.   Banfi Vintners   Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi P... Read more
Banfi is a private concern, founded in New York in 1919 by John Mariani, Sr. and today owned and operated by his grandchildren. The company is focused on the production and import of wine.   Banfi Vintners   Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont. Banfi also imports the wines of several other producers, including category leaders Bolla, Florio, Fontana Candida, Placido, Riunite, and Sartori from Italy, Concha y Toro and Emiliana from Chile, and Trivento from Argentina, Wisdom & Warter Sherries from Spain and Stone’s Ginger wine from England. The company has ranked as North America’s leading wine importer for more than three decades.   Origins   When he established the company on Spring Street in the heart of New York’s Little Italy, John Mariani, Sr. named the company after an aunt, Teodolinda Banfi, a woman of eclectic tastes who supervised his early education and greatly influenced his views toward fine wines. Until her retirement, she had served as head of the household staff of the late Pope Pius XI, and is distinguished as the first lay person ever to hold that post.   Castello Banfi   Tuscany’s most honored vineyard estate, Castello Banfi’s award-winning wines are exported to over 85 countries around the world. Lauded for groundbreaking research on the Sangiovese vine to produce superior Brunello and super Tuscan wines; producing healthy, more organic wines that are low in sulfites and histamines; and developing cutting edge winemaking techniques, Castello Banfi is the first winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA8000) as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000). Castello Banfi is a beacon for hospitality in the region, with a full service enoteca, glass museum, winery tours, informal Taverna for lunch, fine dining at the Michelin star-rated Castello Banfi – Il Ristorante, and luxury rooms and suites at the recently opened Castello Banfi – Il Borgo.   Banfi Piemonte   Banfi Piemonte is the name of the family’s sparkling wine cellars in Strevi, Piedmont, run in conjunction with the nearby single-vineyard estates of Principessa Gavia and Rosa Regale.   Giving Back   Banfi’s success has enabled the company to play a broad philanthropic role through the Banfi Foundation. The Foundation provided seed money to help Catholic Relief Services build a technical school and an orphanage as well as an 800-unit housing project in Potenza, Italy, where thousands were left homeless after a devastating earthquake in the early 1980s. It also generously endows select charities and universities around the world, and sponsors annual scholastic tours to study the food and wine culture of Italy.   Family Leadership   Banfi is led today by two grandchildren of the founder: James Mariani and Cristina Mariani-May, who share the title of co-CEO. Their fathers, Chairman Emeritus Dr. John F. Mariani and President Emeritus Harry F. Mariani, continue as active counsel to the executive committee and are members of the firm’s advisory board. Banfi’s world headquarters is a 60-room Elizabethan manor located on a 127-acre estate and vineyard in Old Brookville, New York. Read less

Member Reviews for Banfi Poggio Alle Mura Brunello di Montalcin

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/05/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: CheloSpahn
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4.00 5
10/24/2012

Castello Banfi Brunello di montalcino 2004 Este vino fué algo sorprendente. Su color granate opaco denota su edad y los aromas balsámicos y de aceituna sobresalen en nariz para luego aparecer esa fruta negra madura y mezclarse con la especia. En boca tiene una entrada ligera para luego expandirse con esa acidez característica, sorprende un poco el cuerpo ligero que tiene con esos taninos jugosos y aterciopelados. El final es algo único siendo muy prolongado y muy sedoso.


External Reviews for Banfi Poggio Alle Mura Brunello di Montalcin

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
10/23/2012

Schön dunkles und sattes Rubin. Der edel anmutende Duft von Dörrfrüchten und sauberem Holz sowie die feingliedrige Frucht (dunkle Beeren, etwas Minze) am Gaumen machen diesen Wein zu einem höchst erfreulichen Trinkvergnügen. Der Wein wirkt sehr harmonisch: Perfekte Verschmelzung von Fruchtkomponenten und Holzaromen, geschmeidig gegliedert die Tannine, kompakt und vielschichtig das Finale. Ein wunderbarer Brunello.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with fine tannins and a long caressing finish. It\'s so integrated and refined. The tannins are finely knit. Benchmark for the style and excellence of the vintage.\ "\


External Review
Source: Grand Wine Cellar
06/26/2011

Banfi's first unfiltered wine, encompassing a full body and complexity unique to the genre. The wine is deep ruby tending toward garnet in color and has aromas of violets, sweet ripe red fruits and berries as well as cigar box, cedar and exotic spices like clove and cardamom. The finish is long and persistent. Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino is best exhibited with game, red meats, roasts, hearty stews and rich powerful cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/18/2011

Schön dunkles Rubinrot. Der edel anmutende Duft von Dörrfrüchten und sauberem Holz sowie die feingliedrige Frucht (dunkle Beeren, etwas Minze) am Gaumen machen diesen Wein zu einem höchst erfreulichen Trinkvergnügen. Der Wein wirkt sehr harmonisch: Schöne Verschmelzung von Fruchtkomponenten und Holzaromen, geschmeidig gegliedert die Tannine, kompakt und vielschichtig das Finale. Ein wunderbarer Brunello.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

"\ Lots of sandalwood


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with blueberry and blackberry aromas and hints of dried flowers. Cola too. Full body


External Review
09/08/2011

Brunello di Montalcino was Italy's first wine to be accorded D.O.C.G. status, a testament to its aristocracy, balance and fabulous proclivity for aging. Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s most celebrated and this 2006 is outstanding. James Suckling scored it 95 points saying "Lots of sandalwood, with blueberry and blackberry aromas and hints of dried flowers. Cola too. Full body, with fine tannins and a long caressing finish. It’s so integrated and refined. The tannins are finely knit. Benchmark for the style and excellence of the vintage. Best after 2013."



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Shows dried raspberry and cinnamon on the nose. Full-bodied, with an impressive density of fruit and round tannins. Long and flavorful. Just starting to open up. Powerful and rich.

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