Belnero

Toscana IGT

Supertuscans

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.

The winemaker comment

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.

Vintage notes 2011

  • Belnero
  • Denomination Tuscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Predominantly Sangiovese, with small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Method of production In temperature-controlled hybrid fermenters of wood and stainless steel, between 24 and 28 degrees centigrade, for 8 to 12 days. Malolactic: in barrique.  Barrel aged for 14 months, in French Oak (30% new).
Specifications
  • BRIX 24.8
  • ALCOHOL 14.8%
  • PH 3.52
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.2
  • Color intensity Bentonite
  • Total acidity 5.1
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.53
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 96
  • Free 40
TASTING

Deep red color with shades of mauve. The nose conveys  sweet aromas, with hints of vanilla, tobacco and coffee, balanced perfectly with fruity hints of cherries jam and prunes.  The wine has a powerful structure, with important  tannins that add dimension and duration. Very persistent in the finish, it has enormous potential for aging.

  • Belnero
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Predominantly Sangiovese, with small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled hybrid fermenters of wood and stainless steel. Temperature: 24°-28° C. Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak (30% new).
Specifications
  • BRIX 25
  • ALCOHOL 14.9%
  • PH 3.55
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.4
  • Color intensity 1.1
  • Total acidity 4.9
  • Malic Acidity 0.06
  • Volatile Acidity 0.58
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 36
TASTING

Deep red color with shades of mauve. The bouquet is intense, with hints of ripe fruit recalling plum and blackberry jam balanced perfectly with notes of vanilla, tobacco and mocha.  On the palate the wine has a powerful structure, full and round, with soft and elegant tannins that add dimension and duration. Very persistent in the finish, it has enormous potential for aging.

  • Belnero
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Predominantly Sangiovese, with small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled hybrid fermenters of wood and stainless steel. Temperature: 24°-28° C. Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak (30% new).
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.8
  • ALCOHOL 14.5%
  • PH 3.59
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.33
  • Color intensity 0.935
  • Total acidity 4.9
  • Malic Acidity 0.06
  • Volatile Acidity 0.58
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 36
TASTING

Color is an intense red, with shades of mauve. The scents are ample and rich, the fruity notes of plums join a slight balsamic aroma, along with perfumes of toasted coffee and tobacco. In the mouth, you immediately feel important, yet soft, structure with the sweetness of the tannins that give it great elegance and a long finish. This wine is well inclined to aging.

  • Belnero
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Predominantly Sangiovese, with small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled hybrid fermenters of wood and stainless steel. Temperature: 24°-28° C. Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak (30% new).
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.8
  • ALCOHOL 14.5%
  • PH 3.59
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 29.7
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.33
  • Color intensity 0.935
  • Total acidity 4.9
  • Malic Acidity 0.06
  • Volatile Acidity 0.58
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 105
  • Free 36
TASTING

Deep red color, with mild garnet nuances. Very complex aroma on the nose, with initial notes of plum jam and a balsamic note, followed quickly by spicy hints of tobacco and coffee. On the palate the structure is powerful, warm and soft, with ripe tannins that give the wine body and length.  Enjoyable now yet endowed with great aging potential. 

  • Belnero
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Predominantly Sangiovese, with small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24°-28° C. Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak (30% new).
Specifications
  • BRIX 24
  • ALCOHOL 14.5%
  • PH 3.60
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.05
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.1
  • Color intensity 0.981
  • Total acidity 5
  • Malic Acidity 0.02
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 103
  • Free 34
TASTING

Deep red color, with mild garnet nuances. Very complex aroma on the nose, with spicy hints of tobacco and coffee, as well as fruity notes of blackberry jam. On the palate the structure is powerful, warm and soft, with a pleasant note of vanilla in the end. Enjoyable now yet endowed with great aging potential. 

  • Belnero
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Predominantly Sangiovese, with small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24°-28° C. Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak (30% new).
Specifications
  • BRIX 23
  • ALCOHOL 13.5%
  • PH 3.41
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 30.76
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 1.5
  • Color intensity 0.86
  • Total acidity 5.5
  • Malic Acidity 0.05
  • Volatile Acidity 0.55
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 102
  • Free 32
TASTING

Deep red color, with mild garnet nuances. On the nose the aroma is very complex with notes of blackberry jam, as well as more spicy hints of tobacco and coffee. On the palate the structure is powerful, warm and soft, with a pleasant note of  vanilla in the end. Enjoyable since now  and endowed with a great aging potential. 

  • Belnero
  • Denomination Toscana IGT
  • GRAPE VARIETIES Predominantly Sangiovese, with small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  • Method of production Method: In temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Temperature: 24°-26° C. Length: 8-12 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barrique. Length of Barrel Aging: 14 months. Origin of Barrel: French Oak (30% new).
Specifications
  • BRIX 23.8
  • ALCOHOL 13.7%
  • PH 3.5
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 31.81
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 0.9
  • Color intensity 1.130
  • Total acidity 5.4
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.44
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 98
  • Free 34
TASTING

Mauve red color, deep and intense. On the nose gentle aromas with notes of vanilla, tobacco and coffee, and also fruity hints of cherry jam and prunes. The structure is very powerful with soft and well balanced tannins, which give harmony, long finish and great potential for a long aging in the bottle.

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