Castello Banfi Summus IGT 2013
Appellation: Tuscany / Italy
Grape Varieties: 40% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah
Located in the southern part of Montalcino. The soil is stony, calcareous, well-structured and drained.
The 3 varieties are vinified separately, After alcoholic fermentation, the individual wines are transferred to French oak barriques and aged separately for 12-14 months. They are then blended and aged in wood for 10-12 months, Bottle aging follows for 6 months.
Color: Intense and deep red.
Bouquet: Conveys sweet and fruity aromas of cherries and plums, well-integrated with notes of vanilla and Licorice.
Taste: Very elegant and balanced with a beautiful structure, supported by muscular and persuasive tannins. Lingering flavors fill the palate. Perfect for long aging.
Marries well with red meat, stews, hearty pasta dishes, and cheese.
Rating and review
93 pts - WIne Enthusiast
A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this vibrant red has alluring aromas of plum, blackberry, purple flower, espresso and a whiff of exotic spice. The elegant, structured palate delivers black cherry, black currant, pipe tobacco, vanilla and licorice alongside fresh acidity while firm, fine grained tannins lend a polished texture. Drink 2018–2028.
Date posted: August 15, 2017