complex & elegant
Color: intense ruby red with garnet tones.
Bouquet: rich and ample. The complementary varietal characteristics of the Cabernet and Merlot enhance each other in an extremely complex wine.
Taste: full and round with a framework of very fine wood.
Produced only in favorable vintages. The two varieties are vinified separately with variable maceration between 8 (Merlot) and 18 (Cabernet) days. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation which takes place in barriques in temperature controlled areas.
The wine is aged at a controlled temperature of 59°F. The varieties age separately in French oak barriques for 12-14 months and then are blended and aged as a cuvée for the following 8-10 months. Bottle-aging follows for 6 months.
Expertise | Castello Banfi Excelsus 2016
- 13 %
- Closure Type
- 0,75 L bottles
- goes well with
- Perfect with red meat and aged cheeses.
- package size
enjoy at 16-18°C, barrique style (20 months), stock 7 - 10 years from vintage,
Winery | Castello Banfi
- Geehrt mit: "The VinItaly International Award"
- Gambero Rosso: 2 Gläser