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.
A "classic" of Banfi production, this Brunello di Montalcino obtained with clones of Sangiovese selected after 20 years of research on this unique grape and is aged in French oak barrels of 350 lt as well as in 60-120 hl Slavonian barrels. The most aristocratic combination of Montalcino tradition with winemaking modernity.
Estate-bottled in limited quantities only in exceptional years from Banfi finest “Poggio all'Oro” vineyard, where in perfect conditions of climate, soil and sun the celebrated Sangiovese grape achieves greatness. Aged for a total of 5 years, including a minimum of 2 years in French oak barriques, this Brunello Reserve has exceptional depth, character and...