Belguardo


Belguardo Rosé

Toscana IGT

"One of Italy's Finest Rosés Wines". Robert Parker

Born from the "marriage" of Sangiovese and Syrah, it is vinified in contact with the skins for a few hours to be the most authentic Rosé. Rich and intense, it is enhanced pairing with several different dishes.
Winery: Belguardo
Winery location: Maremma, Toscana
Grape varieties: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Syrah
Alcohol: 12.60%
Total acidity: 6.26‰
Vineyards location: 70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Mainly Sandstone and Limestone
Vineyards age: 15 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6.600 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from August 28th (Syrah), September 6th (Sangiovese)
Fermentation temperature: 14 - 16 °C
Ageing: 3 months on the lees in stainless steeel tanks
Bottling: February 2019
Available on the market: March 2019
Production: 70000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 2007
Key descriptors: Intense and fresh, cherry flower flavors, smooth, mineral and pleasantly lasting taste
Food pairing: Appetizers, tomato based pasta, pizza, steamed fish and vegetables

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