Saturday, 4 July 2009

TN : Serrata Belguardo 2006, IGT, Marchesi Mazzei, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

Marchesi Mazzei have been the proprietors of Castello di Fonterutoli since 1435.

The Belguardo estate is located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, near the national park “dell'Uccellina”, about ten kilometers from the coast.

This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Alicante Nero. The grapes were picked from September 12th, for the Sangiovese, and from September 1st, for the Alicante Nero. The wine was fermented at a temperature between 28 and 30 degrees. The wine was aged for approximately twelve months in small, 225 litres, 30% new, French and American oak barrels. The total acidity is 5.70 grammes per litre. All the vines were spur cordon trained. The vine planting density was 6,600 plants per hectare. The wine was bottled in March 2008 and 92,000 bottles were produced.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Oak, vanilla, cherries, milk chocolate, spice

Taste : Vanilla and oak bomb, lots of sour cherry fruit, spice, tobacco, smooth tannins on finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 99 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Marchesi Mazzei SPA

No comments: