Ben says

★★ Great Wine “Ruby hue, medium-full bodied. Legs. Aromas of prune, dried black cherries, blackcurrant, herbs, vanilla, tobacco and liquorice. Fresh, medium tannin on the body. Dark chocolate, cherry, blackcurrant, strawberry and oak. A fresh, ripe finish. Rich and warming in the aftermath.”

Antonio Orcia Red


Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot with 14.0% abv. Aged in oak.

Grown in: Tuscany, ITALY.

Food Pairing

Serve with a simple pasta dish with cherry tomatoes, garlic and fresh EVOO. Fresh Italian bread alongside.

Disclosure & Price

Purchased by Sophia Longhi at full price for an episode of our podcast, but it wasn’t used, so I drank it at home with pleasure.

£19.99 at the Guildford Winery.

Reviewed and tasted: 3 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Belladonna Estate, Farmers for more than ten generations, is located in the heart of the Val d’Orcia Natural and Cultural Artistic Park, in southern Tuscany. The love for the countryside and the territory has led the Belladonna Agricultural Company to create a package of products that meet high quality parameters thanks to the combination of modern technologies and scrupulous traditions.