Castello Banfi began in 1978 as two Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani, set off on their journey to create a modern winery in Italy. The name Banfi is from Giovanni Mariani Sr's maternal aunt Teodolinda Banfi, who grew up alongside the man who would eventually become Pope Pius XI in 1922. On the nose, aromas of pear, apple, and citrus. More of the same on the soft palate, with lively acidity and a persistent finish. Ideal with seafood or on its own as an aperitif.