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Banfi Lalus

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Wine Notes

From the marriage of Barbera and Nebbiolo rises the Albarossa, a new and captivating crossing that reinterprets the Piedmont’s terroir in a unique way.

2017 vintage has been characterized by a mild winter, with low rainfall and a hot spring favoured an early blossoming. Frost damage occurred at the end of April, followed by a dry summer and high temperatures that anticipated the ripening of the grapes and the harvest time. However, the result was a very good quality vivid ruby red colour.

LaLus with its fruity aromas accompanied by hints of vanilla and licorice and a soft and velvety structure, fully represents the typical characteristics of Piedmont’s wines in a modern and striking expression.

Wine Facts:
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AWN Wine Style
AWN Wine Style Full Bodied Red
Short Tasting Notes Vanilla. Liquorice. Soft & Velvety.
Why AWN Pick This Wine A unique varietal from the leading producer of Albarossa - BANFI.
Recognitions 90pts - Falstaff
Food Pairing Seasoned Ham. Pasta with Savoury Sauces such as Ragout.
Varietal Albarossa
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Vintage 2017
Earth Friendly -
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14
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*1st Winery in the World recognized for exceptional Environmental, Ethical, Social Responsibility & Leadership in Customer Satisfaction*

*Europe Winery of the YEAR - 2016 San Diego Wine Challenge*

*Winery of the YEAR – Vinitaly 2017*

Banfi was founded in 1978 thanks to the will of the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani.

From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines. Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development.

In those years, the brothers, John and Harry, also purchased Bruzzone, a historic winery in Piedmont. Founded in 1860 and specialized in the production of sparkling wines, today is known as Banfi Piemonte. They search to be in harmony with nature and to use sustainable methods for the process of cultivation, production and maintenance of the vineyards.

The New Winery Koyle only offers high quality Reserva red wines awarded with very good Robert Parker’s rating. This is an amazing result for a winery born only in 2006…

The name KOYLE comes from a native Chilean plant that grows next to oak forests, producing a beautiful purple coloured flower and a greatly desired fruit. This endangered species is found abundantly in the vineyards located in Alto Colchagua.

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