Belguardo


Belguardo Vermentino

Vermentino di Toscana IGT

Vermentino without compromises

This important wine reflects the production philosophy of the Marchesi Mazzei. Produced from Vermentino and other grapes, it boasts personality, structure and smoothness accented by pleasant yellow peach notes.

Appellation: Toscana Igt
Winery location: Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto
Grape varieties: Vermentino and other grapes
Alcohol: 13 % vol.
Total acidity: 5,90 ‰
Vineyard location: 70-130 m.(230-426 ft.) a.s.l..; south - southwestern exposure
Soil: sandstone
Vineyard age: 3 years
Training system: spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,600 plants
Harvest: hand picked from September 8th
Fermentation temperature:
at low temperature (15° C)
Period of maceration: 0-2 hours, maceration of the skin
Aging: 4 months on the lees in small oak barrels previously used
Bottling: February 2009
Available on the market: March 2009
Production: 15,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,500 ml

Vintage

The winter period was characterized by normal average temperatures, with precipitation slightly above average, particularly concentrated in the month of March. The end of June saw a net change of weather parameters, with periods of low relative humidity and temperature in the last week of July. The months of August and September were marked by an absence of rainfall and average temperatures in September slightly above the seasonal average. The gathering took place in optimum weather conditions. The grapes have produced an excellent balance between acidity and sugar. The beginning of the harvest took place August 25 with alicante and ended October 2 with the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 329,2 mm (13 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3747°C
Evaluation: Very good