Belguardo


Belguardo Vermentino

Vermentino di Toscana IGT

Vermentino without compromises

Conceived to exploit the potential of the indigenous Vermentino grape to produce white wines with depth of character, intensity, yet refreshing flavors.

Appellation: Vermentino di Toscana IGT
Winery location: Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto
Grape varieties: Vermentino
Alcohol: 13,15% vol.
Total acidity: 6,10‰
Vineyards location: 70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Mainly Sandstone and Limestone
Training system: Spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,600
Harvest: Hand picked from September 2nd
Fermentation temperature: At low temperature (15°C)
Bottling: March 2011
Available on the market: March 2011
Production: 28,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt
First vintage: 2008
Key descriptors: Medium bodied, large fruit (yellow peach) aromas, pleasingly mineral taste
Food pairing: Fish soups and stews, vegetable risotto, grilled seafood and fish


Vintage

In the area of Grosseto the winter period was characterized by temperatures below the average for the period and abundant rainfall which led to an import water reserve in the soil which was available to the cultivation during the summer months. The month of July was the hottest period, August was characterized by temperatures below the average for the last decade; there were two storms, which generally slowed down the ripening of the grapes; this situation continued throughout the period of September until the first week of October, giving rise to perfectly ripe grapes not only from a polyphenolic point of view but also regarding the sugar /acidity levels.
This vintage is considered exceptional even here where we add to the quality of the grapes also the quantity produced.
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 374,3 mm (14.7 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3724,8°C
Evaluation: Outstanding