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Deep and intense red color; complex but
immediately captivating with fresh and sweet
flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam, and
raspberries. The forward fruit is enveloped with
hints of chocolate, cigar box, vanilla and licorice.
Poggio alle Mura is the historical name of the 12th century fortress crowning the Banfi vineyard estate. Today the castle has been christened Castello Banfi.
Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino is produced as a cru, or single vineyard. The select clones for this wine are nurtured on the slopes surrounding the castle. Since the mid-1980s Castello Banfi has undertaken intensive clonal research on the Sangiovese Brunello clone. Over 650 clones were studied and the isolated 3
optimal clones are vinified into Poggio alle Mura, resulting in a rich, forward, superior Brunello.
Poggio alle Mura is aged for 2 years in mostly French oak barriques
and some Slavonian oak casks. It is Castello Banfiís first unfiltered
wine, capturing a full body and round complexity. The wine is then
aged in the bottle for 2 years for additional refinement.
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