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Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very fragrant and quite fruity with notes of cream, pineapple and melon over a core of baking apple. Rather rich up front with good acidity though a fairly soft feel. This shows a very fine edge of astringent tannin on the mid-palate and more melon flavors, in addition to green apple notes. Brightening somewhat on the finish, which is nicely citrusy and reasonably long. This is actually very well put-together with just a touch of sweetness on the finish. 89pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/16/2011

Very fragrant and quite fruity with notes of cream, pineapple and melon over a core of baking apple. Rather rich up front with good acidity though a fairly soft feel. This shows a very fine edge of astringent tannin on the mid-palate and more melon flavors, in addition to green apple notes. Brightening somewhat on the finish, which is nicely citrusy and reasonably long. This is actually very well put-together with just a touch of sweetness on the finish. 89pts


Member Reviews for Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio

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Snooth User: redpoz
1123085613
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/07/2012

Clear, almost cristal-clear, and transparent, straw-yellow colour and consistent. Complex aromas, mostly flowers. Somewhat mineral taste, enough acid and slightly sapid. Enough persisten.


3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/05/2011

Peach and apricots on the nose. Bright and fresh with a little bit of sweetness. Nice and tart as well - would live a nice cheese plate as well.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/05/2011

Fruit forward and apricots hold the melding here...very new world taste, yet perfect as an aperitif with shellfish or what have you!


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,996
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/08/2011

This has surprising fruit on it for a Pinot Grigio. Some pear and apple notes on top of the typical lemony, minerally balance. Has a little body to it, but still refreshing.


Snooth User: WillMartin
1020180376
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/17/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2010

Tasted at Geneva tasting 4/18/2010


Snooth User: Val13
114220613
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/28/2009

Pale straw color, nice balanced acidity and just off dry. Apples on nose and palate; not toasty like most Oregon Pinot Gris wines. Short but clean finish. A good value.


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External Reviews for Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio

External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Pinot Grigio packed with flavor, ripe and round with orange fruitiness and a lemon-like acidity.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

Winemaker's notes:San Angelo Pinot Grigio is an elegant wine of pale-straw color, with an intense, fruity aroma, followed by a clean, rich, refreshing taste. These characteristics distinguish the uni


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

A pinot grigio from Tuscany (not altogether common), and one from the prestigious house of Banfi, whose Brunellos and other reds consistently top the charts. The warmer climate of Tuscany produces a wine with more tropical flavors, brightened with notes of ripe citrus peel, and a softer, creamier texture than its relatives to the north. And the Banfi name insures a wine that is well-crafted, well-balanced and elegant.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

From the gentle climate of Tuscany, this is a clean, rich, refreshing white with an intensely fruity aroma. This is the Pinot Grigio to try once you have become bored with your everyday white; round and lovely, it borders on tropical - Pinot Grigio Nirvana.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Ripe and fat, sporting a peach note, with hints of pine and earth. Moderate length. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Most Italian Pinot Grigio is made in the northern part of the peninsula, and consequently a Tuscan version comes as a pleasant surprise. This is a very fresh wine redolent of apple, pear, exotic star fruit and white grapes. The nose is clean as a whistle, and the mouth is spicy and crisp.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2011

Creamy, rich and sun-drenched Tuscan fruit always makes this Grigio stand out in a crowd. The differences between this and cooler-climate wines include generous summertime aromas such as yellow rose, ripe melon, tropical fruit, jasmine and a fuller body. But you forego that extra crispness of northern regions.


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