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Belguardo Rosé

Toscana IGT

$18.00 USD
Vintage
Quantity
Belguardo Rosé
James Suckling
91 Pts
Falstaff
90 Pts
Rosa Rosati Rosè
90 Pts | Golden Rose
Vintage
Belguardo Rosé
Belguardo RoséToscana IGT
$18.00 USD

"One of Italy's Finest Rosés Wines". Robert Parker

Born from the "marriage" of Sangiovese and Syrah, it is vinified in contact with the skins for a few hours. Rich and intense, it's a very versatile wine that is enhanced by the pairing with several different dishes.

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

50% Sangiovese, 50% Syrah

Alcohol

13.50%

Total acidity

6.00%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Mainly Sandstone and Limestone

Vineyards age

18 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from August 31st (Syrah), September 2nd (Sangiovese)

Vinification

Maceration of the skin for 1 hour (Syrah), 2 hours (Sangiovese)

Fermentation temperature

14 - 16 °C

Ageing

3 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks

Bottling

February 2022

Available on the market

March 2022

Production

66.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2007

Key description

Intense and fresh, cherry flower flavors, smooth, mineral and pleasantly lasting taste

Food pairing

Appetizers, tomato based pasta, pizza, steamed fish and vegetables, cold cuts, cheese…

 

 

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Awards

James Suckling

91 Pts 

Falstaff

90 Pts

Rosa Rosati Rosé

Golden Rose

Harvest

The 2021 season opened on the heels of an autumn and winter characterized by typical temperatures and good rainfall, which guaranteed the build-up of an abundant water supply.

A spring cold snap, with temperatures already below the national average, led to a sudden drop in temperatures in April and the freezes of April 7 and 8. This event damaged some of the already well-developed buds, thus limiting future fruiting, in particular of Sangiovese, Vermentino and Syrah. In terms of production, there were differences from zone to zone and also from vineyard to vineyard. In some, the damage was more apparent while in others, the losses were partially reabsorbed. In any case, from May forward, the vines bounced back with favorable bud development and excellent flowering in a generally dry climate.

In July and August, along with a rise in temperatures and an extraordinary heat wave, the vineyards were once again put to the test. Following an early veraison (signs showing already between late July and early August), on August 24th, rainfall finally arrived, dropping 28 mm of relief, which gave a boost to the vines, re-establishing a favorable diurnal temperature variation and ensuring optimal conditions for final ripening.

Despite the fluctuations in climate, the grapes were healthy and in excellent phytosanitary condition. Early analytical findings indicate a wine with great concentrations, high polyphenolic values on the red grapes and medium-high alcohol content, but with a good sugars-to-acidity ratio.


Beginning of the harvest: August 28th, 2021

End of the harvest: September 23rd, 2021

Rainfalls (sum of rainfall between April 1st and September 30th): 106 mm

Temperature Index (sum of average daily temperatures from April 1st to September 30th): 3.937 °C

Evaluation: Very good

Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

50% Sangiovese, 50% Syrah

Alcohol

13.78%

Total acidity

6.13%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Mainly Sandstone and Limestone

Vineyards age

17 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 7th (Syrah), September 9th (Sangiovese)

Fermentation temperature

14 - 16 °C

Ageing

3 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks

Bottling

February 2021

Available on the market

March 2021

Production

66.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt

First vintage

2007

Key description

Intense and fresh, cherry flower flavors, smooth, mineral and pleasantly lasting taste

Food pairing

Appetizers, tomato based pasta, pizza, steamed fish and vegetables, cold cuts, cheese…

 

 

 

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Awards

I Migliori Vini Italiani

93 Pts

Winescritic.com

92 Pts

James Suckling

91 Pts 

Rosa Rosati Rosé

4 Roses

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

 

Awards

Rosa Rosati Rosé

92 - 100 Pts

I Migliori Vini Italiani

92 Pts

James Suckling

91 Pts 

Bacchus

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

50% Sangiovese, 50% Syrah

Alcohol

12.60%

Total acidity

6.26%

Vineyards location

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

Soil

Mainly Sandstone and Limestone

Vineyards age

15 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from August 28th (Syrah), September 6th (Sangiovese)

Fermentation temperature

14 - 16 °C

Ageing

3 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks

Bottling

February 2019

Available on the market

March 2019

Production

70.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt

First vintage

2007

Key description

Intense and fresh, cherry flower flavors, smooth, mineral and pleasantly lasting taste

Food pairing

Appetizers, tomato based pasta, pizza, steamed fish and vegetables

 

 

 

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Awards

Vinous

90 Pts

Falstaff

90 Pts