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: 13,00% vol.
Total acidity: 6,15‰
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 August 28th
Fermentation temperature: At low temperature (15°C)
Bottling: March 2012
Available on the market: March 2012
Production: 34,000 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


Technical sheet

Vintage

Winter was characterised by an extensive low-pressure area leading to abundant rainfall with temperatures within the average values; the active growth of the vines took place at the right time. The growth of sprouts and their phenological blossoming steps until the fruit setting occurred under optimal conditions. From the middle of May, the average temperatures slightly increased over a period characterised by the lack of rainfall which lasted until the end of September.
The harvest began on 25/08 with red grapes, while the first bunches of Sangiovese were picked up on 3/9. The harvest ended on 24/09 with the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
The vintage was excellent, with healthy bunches without any rotten part; from a quantitative point of view, the harvest was very good, while the global quality was good.
Beginning of the harvest: 25/08
End of the harvest: 24/09
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 195 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3,985°C
Evaluation: Good