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BelnerO Named “Best of Tuscany” at San Diego Wine Challenge Banfi Also Takes Best Chianti Honors

Castello Banfi Belnero Super Tuscan red wine bottle from ItalyResults are in from the 2019 San Diego Challenge, and Banfi wines took home 10 medals.

Highlighting Banfi’s success at the competition was BelnerO, Banfi Chianti Superiore, and Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva, all of which earned Platinum medals and deemed Best In Class.

Led by competition director Robert Whitley and chief judge Michael Franz, the judging panel consisted of top wine critics, journalists, sommeliers, winemakers, and other professionals in the wine industry.

BelnerO scored 94 points and named “Best of Tuscany.” Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva and Banfi Chianti Superiore earned identical 94-point scores and were both named “Best Chianti.”

Below are the full results for Banfi wines:

Belnero 2015 Platinum 94 points
Excelsus 2014 Gold 90 points
Rosso di Montalcino 2017 Gold 90 points
San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2018 Silver

Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 Platinum 94 points
Banfi Chianti Superiore 2016 Platinum 94 points
Banfi Chianti Classico 2016 Gold 93 points
Aska Bolgheri 2016 Gold 90 points
La Pettegola Vermentino 2017 Silver
Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui 2018 Silver

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