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January 31, 2022

Weekly Online Offer for Jan 31/22

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:36 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Our online feature this week is the 2018 Castello Banfi Aska Bolgheri Rosso (Tuscany, Italy) – $22.49, regularly $27.49.

Castello Banfi dating from the early 1910’s is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. This award-winning estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking.

The Aska is their venture into the Bolgheri realm. From this now famous coastal region (home of several top-drawer Super Tuscans), this is a wine since 2012 made with mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and some Cabernet Franc (no Sangiovese), this is a deep ruby red with violet reflections, with a bouquet of red berries, blueberries and plum jam that are followed by hints of tobacco and licorice. Finishes with a well rounded, velvety tannins and a persistent finish.

Dedication to excellence has won the approval of aficionados the world over. Capturing honor after prestigious honor, Castello Banfi is a constellation of single vineyards encompassing over three dozen varying subsoils. While famous for their Brunello’s, the Super Tuscans are now coming to the fore. Try the Aska, it is well priced for a Super-Tuscan!

2018 Banfi Aska Bolgheri Rosso (Tuscany, Italy) – $22.49 (regularly $27.49)

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