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: 20-50 m (65-165 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 from September 13th
Fermentation temperature: 15 °C
Bottling: January 2019
Beginning of harvest: August 27th
End of harvest: September 24th
Rainfall (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
With an inviting pale straw yellow colour, the wine impresses with aromas of yellow plums and white peaches with white blossom notes. Medium bodied, the palate has lovely minerality and refreshing acidity.
Seafood, risotto and pasta with vegetables, fish soups, fish stews and grilled fish, fresh cheese, white meats, grilled vegetables