Banfi Belnero Toscana 2016 - 750ml
91 Points Wine Advocate
The Castello Banfi 2016 Belnero is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. You feel a touch of the Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to those zesty garden green aromas and purple or black fruit at the back. This wine is easy and streamlined with forest floor, dried raspberry and licorice stick. It is nicely balanced and fresh for your next meal at your neighborhood Italian restaurant. Some 135,000 bottles were made.
Castello Banfi 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. 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. The estate is renowned for its clonal research that allows noble grape varieties to thrive in their optimal terroir, creating not only a consistently outstanding Brunello, but the ultimate expression of Montalcino Super Tuscans.
Vineyards-Estate vineyards located on the southern hills of Montalcino, Italy. The soil is stony, calcareous and well-structured.
Winemaking-Fermented in patented temperature-controlled French oak and aged approximately 14 additional months. Unfiltered. Nitrogen bottled to allow the wine to retain its youthful character thus minimizing the use of sulfites.
TA: 5.4 g/l
RS: 1 g/l
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