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[2-PACK COMBO] Banfi Toscana "Belnero" IGT 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 91]
[2-PACK COMBO] Banfi Toscana "Belnero" IGT 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 91]

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Winery: Castello Banfi
Varietal: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 2 x 750 mL


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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Belnero is the expression of the solid and indissoluble connection of Banfi with Montalcino territory. This wine celebrates the experience, the passion and the 30 years commitment to quality that Banfi has incessantly been dedicated to in its constant pursuit of excellence, in the vineyard as well as in the winery. Belnero is produced mainly with Sangiovese, the emblematic grape of Montalcino tradition, blended from time to time with those International varieties which found, in our region, their most favorable habitat. Belnero, with its powerful and well balanced structure, is ideal for a long ageing.

Production Area:
Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: from 170 to 230 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Almost exclusively Sangiovese

Method of production:

The alcoholic fermentation of the grapes takes place in Horizon hybrid stainless steel & wood tanks, and it lasts for 8/12 days at 24°-26°C until the last 3 days, when the temperature is brought up to 30°C. Once completed this first phase we proceed with the malolactic fermentation that takes place in French oak barrique where the wine is aged for a long period. An appropriate bottle fining follows.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of blueberries and lemon rind with some blackcurrant skin, too. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long finish. Needs two or three years to soften." - (Wednesday, August 5, 2015)

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