A Super Tuscan composed by 60% Merlot, and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the territory of Montalcino. It definitely can hold its own against most competitive Super Tuscans. It is the premier cuvee of estate wines, produced solely in outstanding vintages. Rich color, complex structure and luscious fruit flavors.
"A fabulous Cabernet-Merlot vino da tavola from Banfi's Montalcino vineyards. It takes about an hour to open up, but once it does, wow, it's all there. Deep, cool, and delicious at the core, this really shows a new-world friendliness; it's extremely easy to drink, with its sweet blackberry and plummy character. Hedonistic stuff, and more or less ready now." - 93/100, Wine Enthusiast
“Super Tuscan” is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The creation of super Tuscan wines resulted from the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing Italy’s wine law during the 1970s. Winemakers began mixing ‘unsanctioned’ wine varieties (like Merlot) into their blends to make high-quality wines. The legal system eventually yielded in 1992 with the creation of IGT, a new designation that gave winemakers the ability to be more creative.