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: Mainly Vermentino
Alcohol: 13,20 % vol.
Total Acidity: 5,80 ‰
Vineyard location: 70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l..; south - southwestern exposure
Soil: Sandstone
Training system: Spur cordon- training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,600
Harvest: Hand picked from September 6th
Fermentation temperature: At low temperature (15°C)
Bottling: February 2010
Available on the market: March 2010
Production: 28,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 2008


Awards

2009
  • Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni87 Pts

Vintage

The winter season was in line with the trend of temperatures in Tuscany where we had temperatures slightly below average, and rainfall above average. The spring phase was in line with our average of the past years, and until the first week of July there were no particular climatic conditions allowing optimal vegetative growth of the vines. From July 10th on the other hand we had temperatures above average with very little precipitations until the first week of September. The ripening of the grapes was therefore anticipated, particularly Alicante, which was harvested from August 18th. The harvest continued regularly throughout the month of September and ended on October 2nd with the last grapes of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Grape quality was good, both for the balance of acidity/sugar levels and the concentration and finesse of the tannins.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 277,4 mm (10.9 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3915°C
Evaluation: Good