Belguardo


Belguardo Vermentino

Vermentino di Toscana IGT

Vermentino without compromises

This important Vermentino in purity reflects the production philosophy of the Marchesi Mazzei. It boasts personality, structure and great identity.

Appellation: Vermentino di Toscana IGT
Winery location: Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto
Grape varieties: Vermentino
Alcohol: 13,57% vol.
Total acidity: 6,29‰
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 22nd
Fermentation temperature: At low temperature (15°C)
Bottling: February 2015
Available on the market: March 2015
Production: 50,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml - 1,5 lt
First vintage: 2008
Key descriptors: Medium bodied, large fruit (yellow peach) aromas, pleasingly mineral and sapid taste
Food pairing: Seafood, risotto and pasta with vegetables, fish soups, fish stews and grilled fish


Technical sheet

Vintage

Also in the region of Maremma the weather of the winter period was characterised by thermal anomaly, with average temperatures above the usual ones for this season and too much rain from the month of November onwards. This situation of extreme weather variability with widespread rains and temperatures below the seasonal average remained even for the whole period of summer.
The harvest began on September 10th with healthy Merlot and Alicante, but with sugar and colour concentration levels below the historical average. Even the Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon had the same characteristics. Instead there was a much better situation for the grapes of Vermentino and Syrah, which were perfectly ripe and had an intense flavour profile, which gave the must a very complex aromatic level with an excellent freshness and high acidity. The harvest was completed on October 13 with the last grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Begin of harvest: 10 September
End of harvest: 13 October
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 609 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3711°C
Evaluation: Good/Excellent (premature grapes as Vermentino and Syrah) - Sufficient (other red grapes)