ERIK BANTI, producer in coastal south west Tuscany producing red wines under the Morellino di Scansano DOCG.

OWNER | Vinoso srl. Erik Banti is from Milan. He was an early pioneer of Scansano, who started buying wine and progressed to growing his own grapes. His 22nd vintage was 2002.

STAFF | Manager: Elena Bajona. Oen: Nicola Scottini.

VINEYARDS | 2005 Around 60ha of vines, plus more on the way. Banti’s Sangiovese improved with new clones. Also CS, Merlot, PV, Syrah and Zinfandel.

WINERY | Banti used to work out of a cramped cellars in the village of Montemerano. His new winery is outside Scansano.

RED WINES

IGT TOSCANA ROSSO, POGGIO MAESTRINO

ANNOTERZO, ANNOQUATRO etc | From a purchased vineyard outside Montemerano (Sangio and Merlot).

MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOCG, CARATO | 2002 Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and Alicante (Grenache Noir). Very soft, some cedar (American oak which punters like), black and red fruit, a little light to be honest, but elegant and refreshing but not for keeping at the Morellino Consorzio on Wed 2nd March 2005.

MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOCG RISERVA, CIABATTA | 2000 Sangiovese in botti and barrel. Quite evolved in the colour; also some VA on palate; drying tannin and lacking a bit of fruit too at the Morellino Consorzio on Wed 2nd March 2005.

CONTACT

Erik Banti

Loc. Fosso dei Molini, I-58054 Scansano (GR = Grosseto), Italy

Tel+39 0564.508006

www.erikbanti.com