Tag Archives: Sangiovese

Red Wine: Banfi – Belnero Toscana 2011 Italy Castello

94 Points

Dark, ruby hued, almost black in color with a floral violet and cedar nose. Smooth cherry, anise and candied fruit mouth full with a long dry finish. A great toscana.

This ‘dark beauty’ is fermented in wood and stainless steel hybrid tanks and aged for a minimum of 12 months in barriques.

Belnero Toscana 2011 Italy Castello Banfi

Name: Belnero Toscana

Grape: Sangiovese (Nielluccio) Grape

Alcohol: 14.5%

Region: Southern hills of Montalcino. Toscana

Visit Banfi’s website for more Information.

Need the perfect pairing with this Wine?

Answer: Terrine of Roasted Eggplant is the perfect complement.

Terrine of Roasted Eggplant

This dish is from World Class Chef Nick Stellino and you can find this recipe on his website.  For more information on Chef Stellino follow this link to his videos.

Red Wine: Melba Lucia Yarra Valley, 2007, Australia.

87 Points – $30

Named after the Yarra Valley diva Dame Nellie Melba, whose performances in the opera Lucia Di Lammermoor made her famous in the 1860’s when cuttings for these wines were first planted. Oak and caramel fill the nose and a full palate of fruit, molasses and caramel. Medium bodied with a disappointing finish for the age of the vines it comes from. Must try other years.


Red Wine

Name: Melba Lucia Yarra Valley

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 91%, Sangiovese 9%

Region: Yarra Valley, Australia

Maker: De Bortoli Wines

Price: $12

Alcohol: 13%