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Castello Banfi Brunello

Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Our Brunello Vigna Marrucheto is crafted from the grapes of the beautiful vineyard with the same name, a unique feature within the Banfi estate. Produced for the first time with the 2016 harvest.

Features
Varieties
Sangiovese:100%
three plots

Marrucheto vineyard:

Tech Info
Alcohol :14.5% Vol*
Total Acidity :5.55 g/l*
Residual Sugar:0.54 g/l*
*Technical Data May Vary With Vintage
Availability
Size(s):750ml 0 80516 70084 7
Pack(s):750ml 6pk
Soil and Origin
Soil:
Area characterized by sediments of marine origin with coarse well-rounded pebbles, light brown in color, immersed in a sandy matrix, yellowish, sometimes brown reddish in color.
Origin:Montalcino, Southern Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes
Bouquet:
Intense ruby red color, its bouquet is elegant and refined. The complexity of the aromas is revealed in the ripe fruity notes of red plums and white peaches. The complexity of the aromas is revealed in the ripe fruity notes of red plums and white peaches.
Taste:
Full bodied, vibrant and taut on the palate, with considerable acidity, it has soft, well-honed tannins and a balanced finish which lingers on the palate.
Food Pairing:
Excellent with rich and flavorful dishes. It is also beautiful on its own as a meditation wine.
Wine Making
The vineyard planted in 2009, uses a mixed viticultural system in which the spurred cordon and the “Banfi” alberello are alternated. Because of the variability of the terrain this system allows us to choose the most suitable form with the best grapes during that growing season. Fermentation in temperature controlled Horizon hybrid steel and French oak tanks. Aging, in French oak casks for 30 months.

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Reviews

95 pts
2019 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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95 pts
Castello Banfi Brunello 2019 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Lovely berry and cherry character with ash undertones on the nose. Medium body, fine tannins and pretty energy at the end. Hints of citrusy undertones here. Shows finesse, focus and beauty. Drinkable now, but better in a few years.

Date posted: September 26, 2023
93 pts
2018 Castello Banfi Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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Castello Banfi Brunello 2018 Castello Banfi Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

The nose blends sweet and savory, as notes of cherries, blackberries and vanilla sing above a treacly smear of soil, tar and balsamic vinegar. On the palate, the cherries grow sour and, along with a splash of blood orange pith, bring out the blackberries' tartness. Acidity and spice coil around tight tannins.

Date posted: September 12, 2023
96 pts
2018 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Marrucheto DOCG
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96 pts
Castello Banfi Brunello 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Marrucheto DOCG

An intense red, with blackberry, black currant, wet hay, leather, earth and iron aromas and flavors piercing the athletic structure. Almost delicate, with a dense matrix of tannins for support. Features fine energy and length.

Date posted: April 6, 2023
94 pts
2018 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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94 pts
Castello Banfi Brunello 2018 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Now in its proverbial third leaf (or the third vintage made), the Castello Banfi 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Marrucheto is a wine of rich concentration and dark fruit nuances. The bouquet is tight and powerful with all kinds of black cherry and wild currant aromas. The balance is good and so is the intensity of the primary fruit. Only the strong 15% alcohol content is out of place. This is a solid Brunello that will appeal to those who love the richer and more saturated side of Sangiovese. There is some sour cherry on the close, and the tannins would benefit from a few more years in the bottle.

Date posted: March 14, 2023
95 pts
2018 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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95 pts
Castello Banfi Brunello 2018 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Cranberries, crushed raspberries, bark, tobacco leaf, hazelnuts and lemons on the nose. Expressive, fresh and savory on the palate, with bright acidity and tight, firm tannins. I like the tangy energy at the end. Try in 2024.

Date posted: December 15, 2022
90 pts
2017 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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90 pts
Castello Banfi Brunello 2017 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Aromas of fragrant blue flowers, baked plum and mocha shape the nose. Bold and brawny, the full-bodied palate offers prune, dried cherry, licorice and the heat of evident alcohol alongside close-grained, drying tannins. Give the tannins another year or two, then drink sooner rather than later.

Date posted: January 27, 2022
94 pts
2017 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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94 pts
Castello Banfi Brunello 2017 Vigna Marrucheto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Very pretty blue fruits with crushed stone and bark as well as pine needle undertones. It’s medium- to full-bodied with firm and velvety tannins with a dusty texture. Very long and fresh with brightness and focus. Better after 2023 but already attractive and fresh for the vintage.

Date posted: January 10, 2022