Wine of the Month: 2007 Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG Estate Bottled

From the ancient hills of Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy, and made with select high quality Sangiovese grapes. This was Italy’s first wine to be awarded DOCG status by the Italian government, a testament to its aristocracy, balance and fabulous productivity for aging.

Released in the fifth year after harvest, the wine is aged for a minimum 4 years, with 1 year in bottle before release.

An intense, red color with ruby shade.

The aromas are very complex and soft with notes of plum jam, ripe cherry and other red fruit, with hints of licorice and tobacco. 2007 had ideal growing conditions thanks to near perfect fall weather.

The Winery

Banfi is one of the largest wineries in the world with some 7,000 acres estate farmed. Over three decades of research and growing have rewarded Banfi as the most decorated Brunello wine in the world.

Cost

You can purchase this wine at North County Wine Company, 1099 San Marcos Blvd. for $59.97. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (760) 744-2119.

 

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