Castello Banfi SummuS 2003

$89.99

SKU 1507

750ml

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A wine of towering elegance, SummuS is an extraordinary blend of Sangiovese (used regionally to make the famed Brunello di Montalcino) which contributes body; Cabernet Sauvignon, fruit and structure; and Syrah, elegance, character and a fruity bouquet. Each wine is individually vinified and aged one year in French oak barrique to develop its unique style, then masterfully interwoven with the others to achieve a rare dimension of taste. Additional 14 -16 months of bottle-aging brings forth a fragrant bouquet of fruit, oak and spice. SummuS is characterized by a rich color and lively dance of ripe soft-fruit flavors. SummuS marries well with all red meats, stews, hearty pasta dishes and cheeses.
Category Red Wine
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Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Sant'Antimo
Brand Castello Banfi
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Wine SpectatorBalanced and pretty for such a hot vintage. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a bright, fruity aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Best after 2007.

James Suckling, October 31, 2006