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: Loc. Montebottigli – Commune of Grosseto, 70-130 metres above sea level. South. south-west exposure
Vineyards age: 19 years
Training system: Spur cordon-training
No. of vines per hectare: 6.600
The grapes were hand picked from September 25th (Cabernet Franc) to October 1st (Cabernet Sauvignon).
After pressing the must was fermented in stainless steel tanks 28 – 30° C with 16 days maceration. The wine was aged for 18 months in small french oak barrels (225 lt / 70% new) followed by 4 months in concrete tanks.
Classic notes of ripe red fruits associated with Maremma, combine with notes of blackberries and dark spice. This wine has an impressive structure with a full body and a very long and perfumed finish.
Steak, roast beef, lightly spicy foods, venison, cheese.
Wine Advocate 95 Pts
Falstaff 92 Pts
James Suckling 94 Pts
Wine Spectator 93 Pts
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
15% Cabernet Franc