History Belcore is the winery’s second label, first harvested in 1998. Since then, it has been the estate’s best sold wine, both in Italy and abroad.
Components Belcore is a classic Tuscan blend composed mainly of Sangiovese (about 80%). The remaining part is constituted by Merlot, with eventual minor additions of other varieties.
Refinement and ageing The wine’s ageing takes place in 300 and 500 litres medium-toasted French oak tonneaux for about eight to 10 months. Once the cuvée has been achieved, the wine rests in a concrete tank. Before being bottled, the wine is made undergo mild filtering. The bottle remains in the cellar for another six months before being placed on the market.
Organoleptic profile Wine of great softness, of an intense purple colour. The olfactory profile is dominated by Sangiovese aromas, such as mammola (violet), but it is sweetened by the presence of Merlot tones such as blackberry and black cherry. In the mouth, the wine is fruity with notes of ripe blackberry. The Sangiovese’s tannin is moderated by the softness of Merlot. The long finish leaves the palate dry and tasty. It matches well red and white meat dishes, as well as medium-aged cheeses. It lends itself well to a long ageing of about eight to 10 years.