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Belguardo Tirrenico

Maremma Toscana DOC

$17.00 USD
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Belguardo Tirrenico
Winescritic.com
93 Pts
James Suckling
92 Pts
Falstaff
91 Pts
Belguardo Tirrenico Maremma Toscana DOC
Belguardo TirrenicoMaremma Toscana DOC
$17.00 USD

Belguardo's new wave

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 “Tirrenico”, coming from the Belguardo vineyards that overlook the Tyrrenian sea and benefit from its breezes.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Loc. Montebottigli - Grosseto

Grape varieties

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Alicante (Grenache)

Alcohol

13.86%

Total acidity

5.48%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Sandy, with some pebbles derivating mainly from sandstone disintegration

Vineyards age

15 - 20 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 3rd

Fermentation temperature

28° C

Period of maceration

20 days

Ageing

14 months in small french oak barrels (225 l.)

Bottling

September 2023

Available on the market

January 2024

Production

36.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), 3 bottles cardboard box (1,5 lt), single wooden case (3 lt)

First vintage

2014

Ageing potential

10 years and more

Key description

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.

 

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Harvest

After the heavy rains of November and December 2019, 2020 brought mild temperatures and low rainfall from January to July, with the exception of late March when bud fertility was partially set back by sharp drops in temperature. August was hotter than average, with temperatures rising to 37-38°C (98.5-100.5°F) for several days, bringing forward the beginning of the harvest to 27 August. Showers on the 30 and 31 August slowed down the ripening process, allowing the rest of the harvest to proceed at a more regular and orderly pace.

All in all, the weather pattern over the year allowed the grapes to ripen well, leading to a good yield of healthy fruit. There was an excellent concentration of aromatic properties in the white wines; the red wines had good alcohol levels and remarkable colour intensity, thanks in part to considerable diurnal temperature ranges which raised aromatic and polyphenolic levels in the grapes. Overall, the 2020 harvest was high in quality, a result that amply made up for a dip in yield compared to the previous year.


Beginning of the harvest: August 27th

End of the harvest: September 24th

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 270 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3815 °C

Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Loc. Montebottigli - Grosseto

Grape varieties

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Alicante (Grenache)

Alcohol

14.00%

Total acidity

5.40%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Sandy, with some pebbles derivating mainly from sandstone disintegration

Vineyards age

15 - 20 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 11th

Fermentation temperature

28° C

Period of maceration

20 days

Ageing

14 months in small french oak barrels (225 l.)

Bottling

September 2022

Available on the market

January 2023

Production

28.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), 3 bottles cardboard box (1,5 lt), single wooden case (3 lt)

First vintage

2014

Ageing potential

10 years and more

Key description

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.

 

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Awards

James Suckling

91 Punti

Falstaff

92 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

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Alicante, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Alcohol

13.67%

Total acidity

5.65%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Sandy, with some pebbles derivating mainly from sandstone disintegration

Vineyards age

14 - 19 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 3rd

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

16 - 18 days

Ageing

12 months in small french oak barrels (225 l.)

Bottling

June 2021

Available on the market

October 2021

Production

39.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), 3 bottles cardboard box (1,5 lt), single wooden case (3 lt)

First vintage

2014

Ageing potential

10 years and more

Key description

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.

 

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