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Castello Banfi Summus 2015

Member Review by Adam Levin:

Dried and sour cherries and some dirty laundry on the nose. Good all around example of Chianti.

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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 Castello Banfi Summus

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,765
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/20/2009

Dried and sour cherries and some dirty laundry on the nose. Good all around example of Chianti.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,574
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/20/2008

Licorice nose, good acidty makes this a food friendly wine. Some dusty tannins, but decent fruits too. Very dry overall, but balanced. Acidic finish


Snooth User: TheKozars
890635594
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/02/2012

Amazing. Full bodied and smooth throughout. $70 BM


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/30/2009

Frutas vermelhas, mas sem complexidade.


Snooth User: wes77royce
821103170
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/08/2011

pruneolo gentile similiar to canti classico (sangiovese) taste - full body, mould & leaf mater, perculier lingering after taste


Snooth User: andrewb45
7399127
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 06/02/2008

good dry red.


Snooth User: starfishes
4293226
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/07/2008

very good, we had this at tutto italia in epcot


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External Reviews for Castello Banfi Summus

External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/31/2013

Sangiovese 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 20%. Description: Deep ruby red, with violet reflections. Enticing floral notes, followed by black fruit and spice. Well-structured, with black cherry, cassis, and vanilla notes.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2007 03/29/2013

Dunkles Purpurrot; sehr breitgefächert bereits die Nase, Noten von Dörrobst, Brombeerkonfitüre, etwas Pfeffer und Kaminrauch im Hintergrund. Sehr weich der Auftakt, stoffig-mundfüllende und kraftvolle Aromatik mit viel Finesse und Tiefgang. Schön anhaltend mit sanft eingebetteten Holzaromen im Finale.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/19/2010

SummuS DOC 2005 - Castello Banfi: SummuS DOC 2005 - Rotwein von Castello BanfiDer SummuS 2005 von Castello Banfi ist wahrhaft einzigartig. Innovationskraft und die ganze Kunst der Weinherstellung stecken in jedem der Banfi-Weine, doch dieser verkörpert alle Tugenden des Weingutes. Im Glas ähnelt seine Farbe einem sehr tiefen Rubinrot. Das Bukett ist oppulent und wirkt kräftig, wobei die einander sich ergänzenden Merkmale der drei Traubensorten ein Feuerwerk an Sensationen bilden. Vollmundig ist er im Geschmack, wirkt am Gaumen sehr kraftvoll und muskulös, aber ausgewogen und zeigt ein großartiges Finale.Weingut: Castello BanfiLand: ItalienRegion: ToskanaRebsorten: 40% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% SyrahAlkoholgehalt: 13 Vol.%Inhalt: 0,75 lLagerfähigkeit: 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CAuszeichnungen für den Castello Banfi SummuS DOC 2005:"The VinItaly International Award" - April 2009 Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Syrah


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Castello Banfi SummuS DOC 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: Castello BanfiRebsorte: 40% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% SyrahRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.13 Rotwein


External Review
Vintage: 2005 09/23/2011

"Intense red color. The bouquet is fresh with fruity notes of cherry and prunes


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/29/2010

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2004: Im Glas dominiert ein tiefes Rubinrot mit einem zarten Granatschimmer. Voll und ätherisch präsentiert sich sein Bukett mit einem leichten Hauch von Vanille. Der Gaumen wird von seinem samtig-weichen und intensiven Charakter verwöhnt. Zarte Töne von Lakritz, würzige Noten und etwas Goudron begeistern den Genießer. Er ist er wundervoller Begleiter von dunklem Fleisch, Wild und reifen Käsevariationen.Weingut: Castello BanfiRegion: ToskanaRebsorte: SangioveseInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,0 Vol.%Fassreife: in Barriques und Eichenfässern gereift (24 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CAuszeichnungen:93 points - Wine Spectator (Jg. 2004)Castello Banfi wurde mit dem Spitzenpreis "The VinItaly International Award" geehrt, April 2009 Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Sangiovese


External Review
Vintage: 2004 02/24/2010

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura DOCG 2004: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (24 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: Castello BanfiRebsorte: 100% SangioveseRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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