Belguardo


Tirreno

Maremma Toscana DOC

A Bordolese blend with a special touch

Tyrrhenus, charismatic, proud and fearless prince of the “Tyrrhenoi”, led his people to central Italy, founding the Etruscan civilization and importing wine culture. The prince’s personality served as the inspiration for “Tirreno”, a new wine from the Belguardo vineyards that overlook the Tyrrenian sea and benefit from its breezes.

Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
Winery location: Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto
Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Alicante, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 13,40% vol.
Total acidity: 6,00‰
Vineyards location: 70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soil: Mainly Sandstone
Vineyards age: 10 - 15 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training
Nr. of vines per hectare: 6,600
Harvest: Hand picked from September 10th
Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30° C
Period of maceration: 16 days
Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels
Bottling: December 2015
Available on the market: April 2016
Production: 40,000 bottles
Formats: 750 ml
First vintage: 2014
Aging potential: 10 years and more
Key descriptors: Intense, elegant and vibrant, Mediterranean and blackcurrant notes, with a fresh and savory finish. Extremely enjoyable.
Food pairing: Pasta with game sauce, white meat stews, baked vegetables.


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)