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.
Vineyard location: 70-130 metres above sea level. South south-west exposure
Soil: Mainly sandstone
Vineyard age: 10-15 years old
Training system: Spur cordon-training
No. of vines per hectare: 6,600
Fermentation temperature: 28 – 30° C
Period of maceration: 16 – 18 days
Aging: 12 months in small french oak barrels
First vintage: 2014
Ageing potential: 10 years +
Tyrrhenus, charismatic, proud and fearless prince of the “Tyrrhenoi”, led his people to central Italy, founding the Etruscan civilisation and importing wine culture. The prince’s personality served as the inspiration for “Tirrenico”, a new wine from the Belguardo vineyards that overlook the Tyrrenian sea and benefit from its breezes.
Harvest: Hand picked from September 14th
Bottling: May 2018
Production: 53000 bottles
Intense, elegant and vibrant, Mediterranean and blackcurrant notes, with a fresh and savory finish. Extremely enjoyable.
Pasta with game sauce, white meat stews, baked vegetables.
James Suckling: 94 Points
Decanter World Wine Awards: Silver Medal
Decanter: 90 Points
Maremma Toscana DOC
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot