Estate vineyards, in the southern hills of Montalcino. Altitude: from 170 to 230 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.
Almost exclusively Sangiovese
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.
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.
94 - Platinum
Best of Show Red – Best of Class Italian Red
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.