Across Tuscany and anywhere wine is made, nature gives us its bounty. At Castello Banfi and throughout the varied terroirs and soils that make up our constellation of vineyards, we harvest the goodness of the earth, caressing and nurturing it as we craft our wine to express all its character in every bottle.
Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany. Together with its sister estates in Piedmont, Vigne Regali and Principessa Gavi, it has become recognized the world over for its dedication to excellence and sparking a renaissance in the art of Italian winemaking.
The different productive realities and the absolute quest for great quality: these are the foundation of our winery company. Our work is strictly connected to developing products that are linked to the territory and to the characteristics of the different microclimates of the two estates, whose wines are distributed by the Biondi Santi SpA company: the historic "Tenuta del Greppo" where Brunello wine originated from and where it is still aged according to the rigorous tradition, keeping it a leading product; and "Villa Poggio Salvi" where the vineyards enjoy different exposures to the sun, resulting in a Brunello wine of grand finesse in its primary features.
Ama is small hamlet nestled among gentle hills, in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, in the province of Siena. At some 500 metres’ elevation, it lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico storico zone, where vineyards and olive groves and woods weave intricate intersecting patterns among themselves.
The winery, begun in 1972 as a result of the love of four families from Rome, currently comprises some 250 hectares, of which 90 are in vines and 40 in olives trees, growing at an average altitude of 480 metres. Annual production, exclusively from our estate vineyards, amounts to about 300-350,000 bottles, or some 3,500-4,000 bottles per hectare. The winery standard-bearer is “Castello di Ama,” a wine produced by a rigorous selection of sangiovese grapes from the most outstanding vineyard parcels.
Traditional wines produced with modern technologies: this is the philosophy of Villa Poggio Salvi. Our wines are characterised by modern taste suited for the international qualified consumer. This area of the Montalcino county is well-known for its Brunello, fine structured and with a strong body, that offers its best in the first years after breaking in the market. Villa Poggio Salvi is a winery company with a modern structure aimed to the future.
A big and modern cellar has been built under the property villa, perfectly included in the environment. The cellar is split into a storeroom devoted to fermentation, with thermic conditioned shafts equipped for automatic fulling with pneumatic rakes and with a special device devoted to sink the head of the must (extremely important for wine quality); into a bottling area; and into a wide storeroom organised for the stock of bottles in the refining process.