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Belguardo Bronzone

Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG

$20.00 USD
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Belguardo Bronzone
Winescritic.com
91 Pts
Falstaff
90 Pts
Vintage
Belguardo Bronzone
Belguardo BronzoneMorellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG
$20.00 USD

A Morellino Riserva of great value

Produced with Sangiovese grapes from the estate’s most suitable vineyard, is a superb Morellino di Scansano Riserva "Cru", rich of personality and identity.

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

Sangiovese

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

5.60%

Vineyards location

70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Mainly Sandstone and Limestone

Vineyards age

22 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 17th

Fermentation temperature

27 - 29° C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

14 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new)

Bottling

November 2021

Available on the market

February 2022

Production

27.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2001

Ageing potential

10 years 

Key description

Full bodied, berries and dry spice flavors, enveloping and taste

Food pairing

Pasta with rich and spicy sauces, red meats, grilled "courtyard" meats

 

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Awards

Winescritic.com

91 Pts

Falstaff

90 Pts

Harvest

The Maremman winter saw temperatures which were slightly above the norm, whereas rainfall was below average. These conditions continued through March and April, slightly slowing plant development in the early stages. The situation changed dramatically later, with one of the rainiest Mays in years. Lower temperatures together with short but heavy rainstorms slowed vine growth down still further.
June and July turned hot, with temperatures well above seasonal averages, rising to 35-36°C (95-97F) for 7-10 consecutive days. No harm was done to the grapes however: by harvest time they were in excellent condition thanks to carefully-gauged production techniques and approaches.
This combination of climatic and meteorological events resulted in a harvest which took place at the canonical time of year, unlike previous years when the harvest had been earlier. A large diurnal temperature range over the harvest period allowed grape bunches to grow and mature gradually, leading to optimal development of aromas and wines of extremely high quality.

Beginning of the harvest: September 5th
End of the harvest: October 10th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 376 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3909 °C
Evaluation: Outstanding

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

Sangiovese

Alcohol

13.30%

Total acidity

5.55%

Vineyards location

70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Mainly Sandstone and Limestone

Vineyards age

21 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 19th

Fermentation temperature

27 - 29° C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

14 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new)

Bottling

November 2020

Available on the market

February 2021

Production

30.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2001

Ageing potential

10 years 

Key description

Full bodied, berries and dry spice flavors, enveloping and taste

Food pairing

Pasta with rich and spicy sauces, red meats, grilled "courtyard" meats

 

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Awards

Falstaff

92 Pts

James Suckling

91 Pts

I Migliori Vini Italiani

91 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

Harvest

The winter was very anomalous, with rainfall well beyond the average and abundant snowfall in February; later, spring was characterised by temperatures above the seasonal average: April was dry with the maximum temperatures that reached their highest peaks in recent decades.
However, budding, flowering and fruit setting were regular.
In the following months, the weather was unstable with abundant rainfall (especially in April and May) and temperatures above the average of the period, which globally did not affect the health of the grapes.
During the harvest period, the days were warm and bright, often windy, with good temperature range between day and night, which ensured a regular harvest and the optimal ripeness of the grapes, with unique aromatic and polyphenolic features.

Beginning of the harvest: September 3rd
End of the harvest: October 5th
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 331 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3991 °C
Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

Sangiovese

Alcohol

13.70%

Total acidity

5.93%

Vineyards location

70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Mainly Sandstone and Limestone

Vineyards age

20 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 4th

Fermentation temperature

27 - 29° C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

14 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new)

Bottling

September 2019

Available on the market

February 2020

Production

20.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2001

Ageing potential

10 years 

Key description

Full bodied, berries and dry spice flavors, enveloping and taste

Food pairing

Pasta with rich and spicy sauces, red meats, grilled "courtyard" meats

 

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Awards

James Suckling

91 Pts

I Migliori Vini Italiani

90 Pts

Falstaff

90 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

Harvest

The 2017 vintage will be remembered for its unusual and extraordinary adverse weather conditions.
At the end of 2016 the amount of the rainfall was almost near zero: below 10-15 mm at the end of 2016 and 10 mm at the beginning of 2017, with a climate particularly cold and strong northern winds.
In spring there were mild temperatures and very little rainfall, which favoured the early budding.
May brought an increase in the temperatures above the seasonal averages, which culminated in August with peaks above 40 ° C.
The plants responded positively to these conditions of poor watering, also thanks to the careful and accurate management of the vineyards and the soil, including the use of drip irrigation in the vineyards.
The analyses showed a technological maturation about 10 days earlier the seasonal average, with grapes perfectly healthy.

Beginning of the harvest: 21 August
End of the harvest: 13 September
Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 91 mm
Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 2348°C
Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

Sangiovese

Alcohol

13.95%

Total acidity

5.80%

Vineyards location

70-130 m (230-426 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Mainly Sandstone and Limestone

Vineyards age

19 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 21st

Fermentation temperature

27 - 29° C

Period of maceration

14 - 16 days

Ageing

14 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 40% new)

Bottling

September 2018

Available on the market

February 2019

Production

25.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2001

Ageing potential

10 years and more

Key description

Full bodied, berries and dry spice flavors, enveloping and taste

Food pairing

Pasta with rich and spicy sauces, red meats, grilled "courtyard" meats

 

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