Banfi Belnero Toscana 2015
Deep red, elegant and with intense scents. On the nose, the sweet notes of plum and blackberry jam are accompanied by hints of vanilla, coffee and tobacco. Powerful and soft structure, with sweet and elegant tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Long-lasting wine, perfect with vegetable and legume soups, grilled meat and more complex dishes such as beef stew.
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Aromas of berries and chocolate with hints of cedar. Full body, tight and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very structured for this. Needs two or three years to soften. Try after 2021.
The 2015 Belnero is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that checks all those basic "super Tuscan" boxes. You get bold and immediate fruit with rich aromas of black cherry, dried blackberry, spice, tar and tobacco. There is soft leather as well. The Sangiovese element adds freshness and clarity, while the Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and the Merlot contributes the broad volume of the mouthfeel.
Banfi was founded in 1978 thanks to the will of the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani. From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.
Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development.
Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.
A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.