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Banfi Estate Reds

ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

ASKA, in Etruscan means container. The Etruscans used it as a vessel to store wine and olive oil and to collect perfumes and nectars.

However, not only as the legend goes, this was a treasure chest to protect hopes, dreams, happiness and joy, entrusted to Estruscan gods Cuatha and Sernia (Sun and Moon), represented by the two bright spheres which mark day and night on the label. Produced with a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc from highly specialized vineyards, Aska is the Bolgheri Rosso DOC that expresses the winning alliance between tradition and innovation which is, and always has been, a core Banfi philosophy.

Features
Varieties
Predominantly:
Cabernet Sauvignon
with Cabernet Franc
Tech Info
Alcohol :14.0% Vol
Total Acidity :5.2 g/l
Residual Sugar:0.4 g/l
Availability
Size(s):750ml 0 80516 60024 6
Pack(s):750ml 6pk
Soil and Origin
Soil:Alluvial soils, limestone and clay.
Origin:Bolgheri DOC
Tasting Notes
Bouquet:
Red berries, blueberries and plum jam are followed by hints of tobacco and licorice.
Taste:The wine is well rounded, with velvety tannins and a persistent fi nish.
Food Pairing:Superb accompaniment to red meats, game, and aged cheeses.
Winemaking
The grapes of ASKA are vinifi ed with a brief maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for approximately 12-14 days. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are completed, the wine is aged for 10 months in oak barrels, completing its evolution with appropriate bottle aging.

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Reviews

93 pts
2019 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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93 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2019 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

Notes of blackberries, dried thyme and lavender, cedar and baking spices. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Serious and structured with dark fruit and plums at the finish. Plenty of potential. Drink from 2024.

Date posted: June 22, 2022
93 pts
2018 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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93 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2018 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: January 7, 2022
91 pts
2018 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2018 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: October 14, 2021
91 pts
2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: October 16, 2020
92 pts
2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: August 31, 2020
Platinum
2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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Platinum
Banfi Estate Reds 2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: April 3, 2020
90 pts
2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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90 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2017 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: April 3, 2020
92 pts
2016 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2016 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: January 30, 2020
92 pts
2016 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2016 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
Date posted: October 22, 2019
92 pts
2015 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2015 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

This shows dark plums, nutmeg, blackberries and spices. Full body, ripe and round tannins and a chewy finish. Drink in 2020.

Date posted: September 13, 2018
93 pts
2015 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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93 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2015 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

Dusty black currant, olive, gravel, graphite and spice flavor combine for a positive effect in this tightly wound red. Needs a bit of time to relax, but all the components are well-proportioned. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2032.

Date posted: August 23, 2018
91 pts
2014 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2014 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

A firm, tight version, whose cherry and currant flavors are fused to dense, dusty tannins. Tobacco, mineral and underbrush notes play out on the lingering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2029. 650 cases made.

Date posted: August 15, 2017
93 pts
2012 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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93 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2012 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

A red with currant, blueberry and chocolate character. Full body, firm, velvety tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Needs time to soften but beautiful backbone of fruit and tannins. Banfi’s new wine from Bolgheri gets better and better. Drink in 2016.

Date posted: March 31, 2016
92 pts
2013 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2013 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

Aromas of blackberries, stones and lavender. Full body, tight and firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Hints of toasted oak and biscuit. Chocolate, too. Banfi continues to make excellent reds in this appellation. A red that is fascinating to drink now but will better in 2016.

Date posted: March 31, 2016
91 pts
2012 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2012 ASKA Bolgheri Rosso DOC

May 2015

Date posted: April 30, 2015