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Belguardo Codice V

Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC

$38.00 USD
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Belguardo Codice V
Wine Advocate
94 Pts
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James Suckling
92 Pts
Falstaff
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Belguardo Codice V
Belguardo Codice VVermentino Maremma Toscana DOC
$38.00 USD

An extreme Vermentino

This Cru of Vermentino is the result of a research project, in the vineyard and in the cellar, produced using two clones originating from Corse and two from Sardinia; Codice V embodies the most extreme characters of the Vermentino grape from the Tyrrhenian coast - Vermentino's code according to Mazzei.

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto

Grape varieties

Vermentino

Alcohol

13.00%

Total acidity

6.00%

Vineyards location

30 - 50 m (98 - 165 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Soft and sandy, mainly Sandstone

Training system

Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 8th

Vinification

20%, on the skins in amphora for 9 months; 30%, on the skins in stainless steel for 9 months; 50%, "sur lies" in stainless steel

 

Bottling

September 2021

Available on the market

February 2022

Production

16.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2011

Key description

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

Wine Advocate

94 Pts

Winescritic.com

93 Pts

James Suckling

92 Pts

Falstaff

92 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

     
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

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

Vermentino

Alcohol

13.39%

Total Acidity

6.02%

Vineyards location

30 - 50 (98 - 65 ft)m a.s.l.; S-SW exp-

Soil

Soft and sandy, mainly Sandstone

Training system

Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked September 13th

Vinification

20% on the skins in amphora for 9 months; 30%, on the skins in stainless steel for 9 months; 50%, "sur lies" in stainless steel

Bottling

September 2020

Available on the market

February 2021

Production

13.000 Bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2011

Key descriptors

Sunny, very savory, mineral, witha muscolar and pleasant structure, typical of the varietal.

Food pairing

It's a wine that well support "red wine" dishes: fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto, porcini mushrooms...

  
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Awards

Winescritic.com

95 Pts

Falstaff

92 Pts

I Migliori Vini Italiani

91 Pts

James Suckling

90 Pts

Vini Buoni d'Italia

4 Stars

     
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

Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto

Grape varieties

Vermentino

Alcohol

12.50%

Total acidity

5.90%

Vineyards location

30 - 50 m (98 - 165 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Soft and sandy, mainly Sandstone

Training system

Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 21st

Vinification

20% of the grapes, fermentation and ageing on the lees in amphora for 4 months

 

Fermentation temperature

16°C

Ageing

30% of the grapes, 4 months skin maceration

Bottling

April 2019

Available on the market

June 2019

Production

10.800 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2011

Key description

Sunny, very savory, mineral, with a muscular structure and a pleasant bitter finish, typical of the varietal.

Food pairing

Fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto, porcini mushrooms.

 

 

 

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Awards

Falstaff

92 Pts

I Migliori Vini Italiani

92 Pts

Sommelier Toscana

90 Pts

Vinous

90 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

Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto

Grape varieties

Vermentino

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

6.30%

Vineyards location

30 - 50 m (98 - 165 ft) a.s.l.; S-SW exp.

Soil

Soft and sandy, mainly Sandstone

Training system

Guyot

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 7th

Vinification

20% of the grapes, fermentation and ageing on the lees in amphora for 4 months

 

Fermentation temperature

16°C

Ageing

30% of the grapes, 4 months skin maceration

Bottling

March 2017

Available on the market

June 2017

Production

6,000 bottles

Formats

750 ml

First vintage

2011

Key description

Sunny, very savory, mineral, with a muscular structure and a pleasant bitter finish, typical of the varietal.

Food pairing

Fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto, porcini mushrooms.

 

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

91 Pts

Harvest

In November and December 2015, the average temperatures in the Maremma were above the seasonal averages (with maximum temperatures exceeding 20° C at the beginning of November.)
Even in the middle of winter the minimum temperatures were 2-3° C, whi