Belguardo


Belguardo Vermentino

Vermentino di Toscana IGT

Vermentino without compromises

This important Vermentino in purity reflects the production philosophy of the Marchesi Mazzei. Vermentino is an indigenous grape variety that has its home by the Tyrrhenian sea coast, with its minerality and sapidity, shows great identity, juiciness and freshness.
Winery: Belguardo
Winery location: Maremma, Toscana
Grape varieties: Vermentino
Alcohol: 12.57%
Total acidity: 6.00‰
Vineyards location: 20-50 m (65-165 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 from September 13th
Fermentation temperature: 15 °C
Bottling: January 2019
Available on the market: February 2019
Production: 90000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 2008
Key descriptors: Medium bodied, exotic fruit and yellow peach aromas, pleasingly mineral and sapid taste
Food pairing: Seafood, risotto and pasta with vegetables, fish soups, fish stews and grilled fish, fresh cheese, white meats, grilled 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