Belguardo Codice V

Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC

Vermentino in extreme version

The result of an advanced research project, produced using Vermentino clones originating from Corse, Codice V embodies the most unique characters of the Vermentino grape from the Tirrenean coast; Vermentino's code according to Mazzei.
Winery: Belguardo
Winery location: Maremma, Toscana
Grape varieties: Vermentino
Alcohol: 12.50%
Total acidity: 5.90‰
Vineyards location: 90 m (295 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Soft and sandy, mainly Sandstone
Training system: Spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.600 plants
Harvest: Hand picked September 21st
Vinification: 20% of the grapes, fermentation and ageing on the lees in amphora for 4 months
Fermentation temperature: 16 °C
Ageing: 30% of the grapes, 4 months skin maceration
Bottling: April 2019
Available on the market: June 2019
Production: 10800 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2011
Key descriptors: Sunny, very savory, mineral, with a muscular structure and a pleasant bitter finish, typical of the varietal.
Food pairing: Fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto, porcini mushrooms

Technical sheet


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