One of the four crown princes of hell. Roughly translated 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 (blended with four other indigenous grapes) is sourced from vineyard sites around the provinces of Arezzo and Sienna. Winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti is a firm believer that the wine is made in the vineyard and the 2020 vintage proves him right. Ripe fruit, bright acid, ripe tannins.
The grapes were hand harvested and fermented whole berry including 15-20 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 with a small percentage seeing neutral wood for an additional eight months prior to bottling.