Bell’Agio in Italian means “easygoing lifestyle,” and Bell’Agio Chianti evokes just that idea. Bell’Agio remains one of the few producers to still bottle in the straw “fiasco,” invented hundreds of years ago to protect weak glass in transport and popularized in the US in the 1960s when Chiantis began to appear more readily on the market. As the quality of Chianti improved, it graduated to a more internationally standardized high-shouldered bottle shape. Bell’Agio brings you the best of both worlds — a great wine in a romantic package.
Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont. Banfi also imports the wines of several other producers, including category leaders Bolla, Florio, Fontana Candida, Placido, Riunite, and Sartori from Italy, Concha y Toro and Emiliana from Chile, and Trivento from Argentina, Wisdom & Warter Sherries from Spain and Stone’s Ginger wine from England. The company has ranked as North America’s leading wine importer for more than three decades.