I love most all Brunello's. So when I saw this special on this Chianti by Castello Banfi (one of my favorite makers) I had to try it. And I am so glad that I did!
I like this so much that I have already ordered my second case. I rate this Chianti as comparable to many of the less expensive Brunello's, and for a much less expensive price. This is a really nice Chianti. If you are a Chianti lover you will enjoy this one.
This is an excellent Chianti. I love the more expensive Castello BAnfi Brunello, so I thought I would try this less expensive alternative. When I first opened the bottle I was amazed at the aroma...and then the first taste was just delicious. Slightly less robust than the Brunello, but only slightly. I am very very happy with this wine, and will buy again!
BelnerO is the expression of the solid and indissoluble connection of Castello Banfi with Montalcino territory. This wine celebrates the experience and passion behind Castello Banfi’s 30-year pursuit of excellence in the vineyard as well as in the winery. BelnerO is driven by the Sangiovese grape, the emblematic varietal of Montalcino tradition that was studied and perfected through Banfi’s decades of research, and complemented with small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which find on our estate in southern Tuscany their most favorable habitat. BelnerO, with its powerful and well balanced structure, is ideal for a long aging.