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Belguardo V

Vermentino Superiore Maremma Toscana DOC

$38.00 USD
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Shipping starting from July 22th
Belguardo V
Wine Advocate
94 Pts
Robert Parker
94 Pts
Decanter
93 Pts
James Suckling
92 Pts
Belguardo V - Vermentino Superiore Maremma Toscana DOC
Belguardo VVermentino Superiore Maremma Toscana DOC
$38.00 USD

The Vermentino with capital “V”!

In 2008, an important agronomical and enological research project was launched in Belguardo to valorise Vermentino. With the 2021 harvest, a further leap in quality takes place in the estate history: from Codice V to Belguardo V Maremma Toscana DOC Vermentino Superiore.

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Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Loc. Montebottigli - Comune di Grosseto

Grape varieties

100% Vermentino: 2 clones from Corse + 2 from Sardinia

Alcohol

12.50%

Total acidity

6.12%

Vineyards location

90 m (295 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp

Soil

Medium texture, prevalence of Arenaria and highly rocky

Training system

Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectare

6.600

Harvest

Hand picked August 31st

Vinification

50% on the skins for 6 months, mainly in amphora; 50% "sur lies" in stainless steel, with weekly "batonnage"

Bottling

Semptember 2023

Available on the market

May 2024

Production

15.700 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2011

Key descriptors

Sunny, very savory, mineral, with a muscular and pleasant structure, typical of the varietal. A definitely long-lasting wine..

Food pairing

To be served at a temperature not necessarily cold, it's a wine that well support "red wine" dishes: fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto, porcini mushrooms...

  
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Awards

James Suckling

93 Pts

   
Harvest

As for the previous autumn months, 2022 opened with a winter that proved particularly lacking in rainfall, and was characterised by the presence of prolonged periods dominated by high pressure systems, and significant temperature fluctuations without, however, periods of intense cold.

During the months of March / April, there were intermittent rainfalls in the Maremma area, which favoured the regular phenological growth of the vines, followed by a period of great vigour and abundant flowering, which was favoured by the warm and dry climate, and resulted in good fruit-setting.

Summertime temperatures were recorded as early as May, and the summer months were torrid, all of which was accompanied by a lack of rainfall; these conditions, certainly unfavourable in some respects, from a plant-protection point of view resulted in limited pathogenic attacks on the vines, easily managed by appropriate measures in the vineyard.

The dry climate resulted in a moderate growth of the berries, with some water stress localised in the drier areas.

The rainfalls in mid-August were beneficial, substantially re-aligning ripening times, which peaked a few days earlier than the previous year.

The 2022 harvest produced perfectly healthy grapes, with a higher sugar content than the average for recent years. The small berries and the concentration reached during the summer months point to a harvest suited to the production of well-structured, long-aging red wines.


Beginning of the harvest: August 22nd, 2022

End of the harvest: September 28th, 2022

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 449 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 4.113 °C

Evaluation: Good

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Loc. Montebottigli - Comune di Grosseto

Grape varieties

100% Vermentino: 2 clones from Corse + 2 from Sardinia

Alcohol

12.75%

Total acidity

6.30%

Vineyards location

90 m (295 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp

Soil

Medium texture, prevalence of Arenaria and highly rocky

Training system

Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectare

6.600

Harvest

Hand picked September 16th

Vinification

50% on the skins for 6 months, mainly in amphora; 50% "sur lies" in stainless steel, with weekly "batonnage"

Bottling

July 2022

Available on the market

May 2023

Production

15.700 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2011

Key descriptors

Sunny, very savory, mineral, with a muscular and pleasant structure, typical of the varietal. A definitely long-lasting wine..

Food pairing

To be served at a temperature not necessarily cold, it's a wine that well support "red wine" dishes: fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto, porcini mushrooms...