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: 13.39%
Total acidity: 6.02‰
Vineyards location: 30 - 50 m (98 - 165 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Soft and sandy, mainly Sandstone
Training system: Guyot
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.600 plants
Harvest: Hand picked September 13th
Vinification: 20%, on the skins in amphora for 9 months; 30%, on the skins in stainless steel for 9 months; 50%, "sur lies" in stainless steel
Bottling: September 2020
Available on the market: February 2021
Production: 13000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 2011
Key descriptors: Sunny, very savory, mineral, with a muscular and pleasant structure, typical of the varietal.
Food pairing: It's a wine that well support "red wine" dishes: fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto, porcini mushrooms…

Technical sheet


The Maremman winter saw temperatures which were slightly above the norm, whereas rainfall was below average. These conditions continued through March and April, slightly slowing plant development in the early stages. The situation changed dramatically later, with one of the rainiest Mays in years. Lower temperatures together with short but heavy rainstorms slowed vine growth down still further.
June and July turned hot, with temperatures well above seasonal averages, rising to 35-36°C (95-97F) for 7-10 consecutive days. No harm was done to the grapes however: by harvest time they were in excellent condition thanks to carefully-gauged production techniques and approaches.
This combination of climatic and meteorological events resulted in a harvest which took place at the canonical time of year, unlike previous years when the harvest had been earlier. A large diurnal temperature range over the harvest period allowed grape bunches to grow and mature gradually, leading to optimal development of aromas and wines of extremely high quality.

Beginning of the harvest: September 5th
End of the harvest: October 10th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 376 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3909 °C
Evaluation: Outstanding