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.
The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 'Poggio alle Mura' by Castello Banfi is obtained from twenty years of research on Sangiovese, it expresses the synthesis between territory, selection and technological innovation. Great structure, soft and very balanced, immediately appealing, with a muscular and tonic body, it is characterized by a sweet and gentle tannin...
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 'Poggio alle Mura' by Castello Banfi is produced from Sangiovese grapes from specialized vineyards located around the Castle of Poggio alle Mura. Extraordinary elegance, great finesse and very long aging potential thanks to aging for 5 years, of which 2 in French oak barrels. Unique, among the best of the type.
The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 'Poggio all’Oro' by Castello Banfi is a Reserve produced exclusively in the great vintages with selected grapes of the 'Poggio all'Oro' vineyard. Aged for 5 years, just under 3 of them in French oak barrels, a very elegant, large-sized structure with very soft and balanced tannins. From great aging.