||30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 15% Syrah
||Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino
||Altitude: from 120 meters above sea level (Syrah) to 230 meters above sea level (Sangiovese). Position: Hillside.
||Cabernet Sauvignon: light olive brown colour, clay topsoil, calcareous;Merlot: yellowish brown colour; sandy topsoil, calcareous with abundant rounded stone;Sangiovese: yellowish brown colour, sandy topsoil, calcareous with abundant rounded stone;Syrah: light olive brown colour, clay topsoil, calcareous.
||The four varieties are vinified separately with a cold maceration (14°C) prior to fermentationfor 2 days. Maceration at 22°C follows until the 2 last days of alcoholic fermentation whenthe temperature is brought up to 27 °C.
||After the alcoholic fermentation, the wines areseparately racked into barriques where malolactic fermentation takes place and where theyage approximately for 6 months. The cuvée is made and then aged an additional 6 months,completed by 6 months of bottle aging.
||Perfect with bean soups, grilled meat and medium aged cheese.
||Price Banfi Cum Laude 2019 € 13.43