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: 13.70%
Total acidity: 5.93‰
Vineyards location: 70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Mainly Sandstone and Limestone
Vineyards age: 20 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.600 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 4th
Fermentation temperature: 27 - 29 °C
Period of maceration: 14 - 16 days
Ageing: 14 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new)
Bottling: September 2019
Available on the market: February 2020
Production: 20000 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 2017 vintage will be remembered for its unusual and extraordinary adverse weather conditions.
At the end of 2016 the amount of the rainfall was almost near zero: below 10-15 mm at the end of 2016 and 10 mm at the beginning of 2017, with a climate particularly cold and strong northern winds.
In spring there were mild temperatures and very little rainfall, which favoured the early budding.
May brought an increase in the temperatures above the seasonal averages, which culminated in August with peaks above 40 ° C.
The plants responded positively to these conditions of poor watering, also thanks to the careful and accurate management of the vineyards and the soil, including the use of drip irrigation in the vineyards.
The analyses showed a technological maturation about 10 days earlier the seasonal average, with grapes perfectly healthy.

Beginning of the harvest: 21 August
End of the harvest: 13 September
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 91 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 2348°C
Evaluation: Good