banfi excelsus supertuscan 2014 750ml
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Banfi was founded in 1978 thanks to the will of the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani. From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines. Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development. In those years, the brothers, John and Harry, also purchased Bruzzone, a historic winery in Piedmont. Founded in 1860 and specialized in the production of sparkling wines, today is known as Banfi Piemonte.
Excelsus, Latin for "eminent," is produced only in excellent vintages. This Bordeaux blend shines with Tuscan character.
Made up of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, both varietals are vinified separately in French oak barriques. They are then blended and aged as a cuvee for an additional 8 to 10 months. Bottle-aging follows for at least 6 months.
Very Bordeaux-like in aroma and flavor, offering notes of black currant, cedar, cigar box and coffee. Features good acidity and finishes with a light coating of dusty tannins. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2023. 1,600 cases made.