Belguardo


Belguardo Vermentino

Vermentino di Toscana IGT

Vermentino without compromises

This important Vermentino reflects the production philosophy of the Marchesi Mazzei. It boasts personality, structure and smoothness accented by pleasant yellow peach notes.

Appellation: Vermentino di Toscana IGT
Winery location: Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto
Grape varieties: Vermentino
Alcohol: 12,85% 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 August 30th
Fermentation temperature: At low temperature (15° C)
Bottling: February 2013
Available on the market: March 2013
Production: 33,000 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

The Winter season has been very dry with scarce rainfall. Subsequently the temperatures rose, leading to the flowering of the vines around the middle of May. The summer period was very dry, with total absence of rain and temperatures well above the seasonal average, with peaks of 39.5°C.
The grapes arrived in the cellar in optimal conditions. The weather conditions changed profoundly in the last days of August and early September with a significant drop in temperatures and an accumulation of rainfall of about 60mm.
The overall judgment is good: our drip irrigation system, present in all the Belguardo vineyards, has allowed us to best balance the irregularities of the season. In this estate, just like in Fonterutoli, there has been a significant reduction of around 30% of the quantity of wine produced, which is associated to the loss of buds caused by freezing and dehydration.
Beginning of the harvest: Aug.23
End of the harvest: Sep.29
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 344 mm (13.5 inches)
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4005,4°C
Evaluation: Good / Very good