Tenuta Belguardo was purchased in the 1990s after the Mazzei family identified the potential for producing quality wines on the estate. In line with their philosophy of innovation, the family implemented an intense re-planting programme, carefully selecting grape varieties and clones. The estate is situated in the Maremma between the hills of Grosseto and Montiano, and within the official Morellino di Scansano viticultural zone. The estate is only 10km from the coast which plays an important role in the microclimate of the vineyards which cover 60 hectares and are planted with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante, Vermentino, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and other indigenous varieties.
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 hectare: 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
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
A rich Vermentino with fantastic aromatic complexity and weight. Bright, savoury and mineral, Codice V is indeed the extreme version of Vermentino.
A wine tha begs experimentation with classic pairings consisting of fish and white meat savory dishes, risotto and porcini mushrooms.