Wine "Excelsus", Sant'Antimo DOC, 2011
The wine is dark red in color.
The wine has a powerful, rich, enveloping taste with excellent structure, balanced acidity and a long finish.
The wine has a complex, rich aroma with notes of blackcurrant and ripe fruit, complemented by nuances of tobacco and liquorice.
The wine is well combined with dishes of pork or lamb under a red sauce and mature cheeses.
Wine "Excelsus" closes the line of Castello Banfi wines Supertuscan. "Excelsus" in Latin means "outstanding" and the name is fully justified: the wine is produced only in the most exceptional harvest years. Each grape variety is fermented separately for different technologies and at different temperatures. Then, each variety is aged for 12-14 months in French oak barrels, after which the wine is assembled and held another 8-10 months. After bottling, the wine is aged an additional 6 months in the cellars of the winery. "Excelsus" has an excellent storage capacity and will adequately develop in the bottle for 15 years or more.
Castello Banfi winery has its roots back in 1978, when the successful American businessman John Mariani and Gary together with Ezio Rivella, which is an Italian enologist, bought vineyards in the southern part of Tuscany. The official name of the company came a few years later, when they acquired the Castello Banfi di Poggio alle Mura. To date, the Castello Banfi - is a thriving family business, which is recognized throughout the world for the highest quality products. The total vineyard area is more than 800 hectares. Plant Castello Banfi is the first in the world, which is recognized as absolutely correct from an ethical, social and, most importantly, the ecological point of view. He also holds a leading position in terms of customer satisfaction. In addition, full control of Mariani cooperage, buying oak wood in France, and then soaking it in 2-3 years and the estate of making the barrels with varying degrees of roasting firm volume - 350 l.
To date, Banfi is one of the largest Italian landowners. Agriculture Castello Banfi repeatedly to conquer titles, including "Best International Winery of the Year" and the title of "Best Italian Winery of the Year", whose economy is rewarded 9 times!