Poggio alle Mura is the historical name of the 12th century fortress crowning the Ban vineyard estate. Today the castle has been christened Castello Ban .
Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino is produced as a cru and is a result of our clonal selection. e select clones for this wine are nurtured on the slopes surrounding the castle. Since the mid- 1980s Castello Ban has undertaken intensive clonal research on the Sangiovese Brunello clone. Over 650 clones were studied and the isolated 3 optimal clones are vini ed into Poggio alle Mura, resulting in a rich, forward, superior Brunello.
Poggio alle Mura is aged for 2 years in mostly French oak barriques and some Slavonian oak casks. It is Castello Ban ’s rst un ltered wine, capturing a full body and round complexity. e wine is then aged in the bottle for 2 years for additional re nement.