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Tenuta Belguardo

Maremma Toscana Rosso Riserva DOC

$55.00 USD
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Tenuta Belguardo
Decanter
96 Pts | Gold Medal
James Suckling
94 Pts
Winescritic.com
94 Pts
Robert Parker
95 Pts
Tenuta Belguardo Maremma Toscna Riserva
Tenuta BelguardoMaremma Toscana Rosso Riserva DOC
$55.00 USD

"Top 100 World Wines" - Wine Spectator

Made with Cabernet Sauvignon and a small percentage of Cabernet Franc grapes, this powerful and at the same time elegant wine is the most important "Cru" of the Estate, a pure expression of the Maremma "terroir".

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Technical sheet

Winery

Belguardo

Winery location

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

14.00%

Total acidity

5.70%

Vineyards location

Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto

Soil

Mainly Sandstone

Vineyards age

22 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 10th (Cabernet Franc), September 14th (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

16 days

Ageing

18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

December 2022

Available on the market

May 2024

Production

25.000 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), single wooden case (other formats)

 

First vintage

2000

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Full and seductive body, dark spice flavors,
enveloping and long taste

Food pairing

Aged cold cuts, steaks, mildly spicy foods, middle aged cheeses

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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

Maremma, Toscana

Grape varieties

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

13.55%

Total acidity

5.67%

Vineyards location

Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto

Soil

Mainly Sandstone

Vineyards age

22 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 25th (Cabernet Franc), October 1st (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

16 days

Ageing

18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

January 2022

Available on the market

October 2022

Production

28.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), single wooden case (other formats)

 

First vintage

2000

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description

Full and seductive body, dark spice flavors,
enveloping and long taste

Food pairing

Aged cold cuts, steaks, mildly spicy foods, middle aged cheeses

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Awards

Wine Advocate

95 Pts

Falstaff

92 Pts

James Suckling

94 Pts

Wine Spectator

93 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

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

13.57%

Total acidity

5.81%

Vineyards location

Loc. Montebottigli - Commune of Grosseto

Soil

Mainly Sandstone

Vineyards age

21 years

Training system

Spur cordon-training 

Nr. of vines per hectar

6.600 plants

Harvest

Hand picked from September 25th (Cabernet Franc), September 26th (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Fermentation temperature

28 - 30° C

Period of maceration

16 days

Ageing

18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new)

Finissage

4 months in concrete tanks

Bottling

September 2020

Available on the market

May 2021

Production

27.500 bottles

Formats

750 ml - 1,5 lt - 3 lt - 6 lt - 12 lt

Cases

6 bottles cardboard box (750 ml), single wooden case (other formats)

 

First vintage

2000

Ageing potential

Over 20 years

Key description