Wine "Col di Sasso", Toscana IGT, 2011
Wine of intense ruby red color with purple reflections.
Juicy taste of wine, well balanced, rounded, fruity, soft resistant finish.
The aroma of wine is filled with tones of blackberries and spices, hints of cumin, sage and light nuances of coffee beans.
Wine perfectly combines with light meats, white meat with vegetables, a variety of cheeses.
"Col di Sasso" - a pair of red wine "Le Rome" in the main line of the company Castello Banfi, one of the most famous wines from this manufacturer. Young, bright and easy-drinking wine. Name in Italian means "Stone Hill" and it is no coincidence, since it is made from a mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grown in the most rugged and impassable places Banfi estate in Montalcino. Sangiovese gives the wine an excellent full-bodied, and Cabernet Sauvignon improves the structure and fills a bouquet of bright fruit tones. The grapes are harvested in the second half of September. Maceration for 5-6 days and the fermentation is carried out in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 24-25 ° C. This allows for good color and flavor of the wine to preserve, without unnecessary burdening the tannin. Also conducted malolactic fermentation. Shutter speed for a short time takes place in stainless steel tanks. Wine storage capacity is 3 years.
Castello Banfi winery has its roots back in 1978, when the successful American (Italian origin) entrepreneurs John and Harry Mariani, 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.
Agriculture Castello Banfi repeatedly to conquer titles, among them: the title of "Best International Winery of the Year" and the title of "Best Italian Winery of the Year", whose economy is rewarded 9 times!