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Wine: Red
Region: Toscana
Vintage: 2012


The vegetative season began at usual time, with a mild and dry spring. The summer was characterized by a beginning with no rainfall and cool temperatures that went up gradually in the months of July and August. A sunny September with average temperatures favoured the harvest operations.

Colour: Intense and deep with garnet reflections .
Aroma: Intense hints of cherry and plum, accompanied by floral notes of violet and toasted coffee and chocolate. 
Taste: The structure is very elegant and fat with very soft tannins, perfectly balanced with a vibrant acidity with really long persistence.

Alcohol: 14%

Grape: 100% Sangiovese.

Ageing: 60% in French oak casks (90-60 hectolitres) and 40% in French oak barriques (350 litres).


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 oenologists, 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.

NO. 1308/2013


Wine pairing notes

Our mission is to match Chinese cuisines to Italian wines, some pairing may sound daring but putting aside prejudices it can really work well. The case of this flavourful, sapid dish in which peppercorn is a protagonist is a good example. Poggio all’Oro is an amazing Brunello and doesn’t lose his elegance pairing the dish by contrast and harmony at a time. Its fresh acidity and structured body, its soft tannins, are a complementing match for the meat and its texture. In the mouth the wine notes of dark cherries, liquorice, leather and the hints of coffee are on a continuation line with the food, particularly in the finish.

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