Banfi Wines: A Storied Legacy of Passion and Excellence
June 19, 2023

Banfi Wines: A Storied Legacy of Passion and Excellence

An accurate representation of Tuscan vineyards and Italian wine traditions, Banfi Wines undoubtedly evoke a sense of history, craftsmanship, and remarkable quality. Italian winemaking comes from a legacy that spans generations, with a commitment to producing exceptional and sustainable wines. Journey with us as we explore the story behind Banfi and discover why this winery stands as a beacon of excellence with such high global recognition.

Vineyards Embracing the Tuscan Terroir

Banfi Wines traces its origins back to 1919 when the Mariani family, originating from the Italian-American community in New York, set out on a mission to produce exceptional wines. The founders, John Mariani Sr. and his sons Harry and John Jr., were driven by a deep passion for winemaking and an unwavering commitment to crafting wines that would transcend time. Situating itself in the heart of Tuscany, Banfi Wines then found its perfect home in the quaint village of Montalcino. This region, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and conducive climate, proved to be the ideal backdrop for cultivating grapes of unrivaled quality. Banfi's vineyards, sprawling across 7,100 acres, are nestled amidst the rolling hills and bathed in the warm Mediterranean sun — a vital element in the production of their wines. The 1970s served as a pivotal moment for the winery when they began to introduce their well-received Brunello di Montalcino. This daring move is what cemented Banfi’s place onto the global stage, revolutionizing the perception of Italian wines. The brand’s steadfast commitment to tradition and innovation elevated Brunello di Montalcino to new heights, garnering its status as a benchmark for Italian excellence.

For A Better Wine World

With their firm belief in preserving and nurturing the terroir that sustains their vineyard, they have created a balance between tradition and innovation that protects the natural resources available to them. With a steadfast commitment to sustainability, they have implemented numerous initiatives to minimize their ecological footprint. Banfi's dedication to environmental sustainability is deeply ingrained in its winemaking philosophy, from employing organic farming practices to implementing renewable energy solutions. By harnessing the power of modern technology and respecting time-honored traditions, Banfi Wines sets an example for the wine industry as a whole. These practices and their relentless pursuit of unmatched quality have resulted in a portfolio of wines that cater to diverse palates and preferences that have garnered numerous accolades and awards over the years. From the elegant and complex Brunello di Montalcino to the vibrant and expressive Chianti Classico, Banfi Wines consistently delivers an unforgettable sensory experience, inviting wine enthusiasts on a remarkable assemblage of flavors. An exemplary testament to the emotion, experience, and passion that goes into every bottle of Banfi wine, further solidifying its position as a leading producer in the industry.

A Portfolio of Excellence

Le Rime Pinot Grigio 2021

A delightful expression of Italian winemaking. This bottle greets you with a crisp and refreshing white wine that showcases the distinct character of Pinot Grigio grapes that are sourced from the renowned vineyards of Tuscany. Le Rime offers delicate floral aromas with bright citrus flavors that create a palate of zesty lemon, green apple, and hints of juicy pears. It’s tangy and balanced, making it a versatile companion for a wide array of dishes or simply on its own. The Le Rime Pinot Grigio is an exquisite choice for those seeking vibrant and elegant Italian white wine.

Best Paired with Aglio Olio, Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, or Steamed Fish

Col Di Sasso Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

This remarkable bottle showcases the winemaking expertise of Banfi Wines. This is an exquisite wine that marries the classic flavors of Sangiovese with the boldness of Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting in a balance of flavors. It is inviting, with aromas of ripe berries and spices, offering a smooth and velvety texture. A burst of cherries and blackberries, with hints of chocolate, captivates the palate with well-integrated tannins.

Best Paired with Medium Cheddar, Lasagna, or Pork Hamonado.

BANFI Chianti DOCG 2021

Experience the essence of Tuscany with this bottle of Chianti, an exquisite red wine crafted with care and expertise. This delightful vintage showcases the region’s iconic Sangiovese grapes, expressing rich flavors of dark cherries, lush blackberries, decadent chocolates, and velvety vanilla, followed by prominent notes of jams. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with Italian cuisine, BANFI Chianti offers a memorable sensory journey. Elevate your wine experience and indulge in this exceptional creation.

Best Paired with Hong Kong Roast Pigeon, Beef Wellington, or Sausage Pizza.

BANFI Centine Rosso Varietali IGT 2020

BANFI Centine Rosso is a captivating red wine that announces itself and is a charm on its own. This blend is crafted by Banfi Wines and combines traditional Tuscan varietals, including Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine exudes aromas of oak, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, plum, dark chocolates, ripe cherries, and black pepper. A pleasant fusion of spices and fruits creates an elegantly fine wine. This bottle is the perfect one to experience Tuscany's allure in every sip.

Pair with Filet Mignon, Roast Lamb with Rosemary, or Aged Salty Cheeses.

BANFI Summus IGT 2018

The BANFI Summus is the perfect bottle that brings out the winery’s mastery in crafting exceptional blends. This magnificent wine is an excellent assemblage of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah grapes. It blends together the different characteristics of each grape, resulting in a truly extraordinary experience. With its deep hue, this wine entices the senses of those who enjoy a good glass of wine. A bottle that unfolds rich flavors, revealing mouth-watering fruits such as cherries and blackberries, followed by the complexity of tobacco and coffee, elegantly supported by sweet, velvety tannins. This complex and well-balanced wine exemplifies Banfi's commitment to excellence and offers wine enthusiasts a taste of the artistry and finesse that defines Banfi Wines.

Best Paired with savory first courses and meat dishes

BANFI Brunello di Montalcino 'Poggio Alle Mura' DOCG 2017

Wrapping up this selection is a true masterpiece and one of Italy’s most renowned wines, the Brunello di Montalcino. This Brunello captures what the Montalcino region is known for. With an exhibition of complex aromas such as blackberry and plum jam, complemented by enticing hints of tobacco, this wine offers a sensory journey like no other. An impressive palate that is rich and velvety, with a lasting impression amidst its earthy nuances. The BANFI Brunello di Montalcino is a timeless expression of sophistication, destined for extensive aging that will delight most discerning wine enthusiasts.

Best Paired with succulent dishes, cheeses, and a moment of reflection and contemplation.

Banfi Wines' story is not merely one of past triumphs; it is a narrative that continues to unfold with each passing year. With a spirit of innovation and an unwavering commitment to quality, Banfi Wines continues to captivate wine lovers worldwide, sharing Italy's rich heritage and distinctive flavors with every bottle. Check out the entire collection and over 2,000 bottles on the website.