Belguardo


Belguardo Tirrenico

Maremma Toscana DOC

Belguardo's new wave

The Tyrrhenian Sea derived its name from the population of the "Tyrrhenoi", better known as the Etruscans, who led by Prince Tyrrhenus landed on the coast of Southern Tuscany. This charismatic blend bears the name "Tirrenico" because its native vineyards overlook the sea and benefit from its breezes.
Winery: Belguardo
Winery location: Maremma, Toscana
Grape varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Alicante, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.40%
Total acidity: 5.70‰
Vineyards location: 70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Sandy, with some pebbles derivating mainly from sandstone disintegration
Vineyards age: 13 - 18 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6600 plants
Harvest: Hand picked from September 9th
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30 °C
Period of maceration: 16 - 18 days
Ageing: 12 months in small french oak barrels (225 l.)
Bottling: May 2020
Available on the market: October 2020
Production: 14000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
Cases: 6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), 3 bottles cardboard box (1,5 lt), single wooden case (3 lt)
First vintage: 2014
Ageing potential: 10 years and more
Key descriptors: Intense, elegant and vibrant, Mediterranean and blackcurrant notes, with a fresh and savory finish. Extremely enjoyable.
Food pairing: Pasta with game sauce, white meat stews, baked vegetables.

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