The Sangiovese grape is a perfect expression of the terroir of Montalcino. Brilliant, ruby red color with touch of garnet. Lovely cassis, black currant and bittersweet chocolate mingles with typical varietal aromas. Hints of dried cherry, creamy nougat and menthol. Medium-to-full body wine with luxurious texture. Fruit forward with ripe cherry, dark plum and berry fruit and a little touch of praline. Nice finish with dusty but smooth tannins. Old World in style with an appealing, easy drinking of attitude. Well balanced acidity and tannins make this wine extremely food friendly. If you like this wine look out for the 2006 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino it has earned very high acccolates already.
PAIRING: excellent with Stews - Roasted Meats - Grilled Sandwich
REGION: Italy - Tuscany - Montalcino
VARIETAL: 100% Sangiovese
PRICE: $35- $50