Belguardo


Belguardo Bronzone

Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

A Morellino Riserva of great value

Produced with Sangiovese grapes from the estate’s most suitable vineyard, is a superb Morellino di Scansano Riserva "Cru", rich of personality and identity.
Winery: Belguardo
Winery location: Maremma, Toscana
Grape varieties: Sangiovese
Alcohol: 13.30%
Total acidity: 5.55‰
Vineyards location: 70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Mainly Sandstone and Limestone
Vineyards age: 21 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.600 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 19th
Fermentation temperature: 27 - 29 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Ageing: 14 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: November 2020
Available on the market: February 2021
Production: 30000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2001
Ageing potential: 10 years
Key descriptors: Full bodied, berries and dry spice flavors, enveloping and taste
Food pairing: Pasta with rich and spicy sauces, red meats, grilled "courtyard" meats

Technical sheet

Vintage

The winter was very anomalous, with rainfall well beyond the average and abundant snowfall in February; later, spring was characterised by temperatures above the seasonal average: April was dry with the maximum temperatures that reached their highest peaks in recent decades.
However, budding, flowering and fruit setting were regular.
In the following months, the weather was unstable with abundant rainfall (especially in April and May) and temperatures above the average of the period, which globally did not affect the health of the grapes.
During the harvest period, the days were warm and bright, often windy, with good temperature range between day and night, which ensured a regular harvest and the optimal ripeness of the grapes, with unique aromatic and polyphenolic features.

Beginning of the harvest: September 3rd
End of the harvest: October 5th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 331 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3991 °C
Evaluation: Very good