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Sangiovese   |   Toscana - Italy


Belial is one of the four crown princes of hell, and it roughly translates to ‘without yoke’ in Hebrew. It is believed that Belial is the purest definition of ‘lawlessness.’ The correlation is that much of what has come to be known as ‘Supertuscans’ or ‘IGT’ is simply lawless. People blending international varietals with indigenous varietals or not following the DOC laws and producing ‘renegade wine.’ This Sangiovese is sourced from vineyard sites around the provinces of Arezzo and Siena. Winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti is a firm believer that the wine is made in the vineyard and the 2022 vintage proves him right. Ripe fruit, bright acid, ripe tannins.

The grapes were hand harvested and fermented whole berry including 7-10 days of skin contact to extract color but not too much tannin. Fermentation, both alcoholic and malolactic occurred in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and the wine rested in tank for 12-18 months prior to bottling. This wine is filtered but unfined.


  • Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
  • Vineyard: Valdichiana (between Siena and Arezzo Provinces)
  • Vine Age: 21-years-old
  • Soil Type: Clay
  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Fermentation: Native - stainless steel (100% whole-berry)
  • Skin Contact: 7-10 days
  • Aging: 12-18 months in stainless steel
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • pH: 3.45
  • Total Acidity: 5.5 g/L
  • Total SO2: 93 ppm
  • Total Production: 417 cases
  • UPC: 851017003009

Tasting Note

Dark ruby.  Aromas of iris, rosemary & lavender, bright red cherries and mint explode from the glass.  The youthful, easygoing palate offers juicy cherry, white pepper and clove hints alongside pliant tannins.  This is a spot-on value that will drink well over the next couple of years.

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