Monday, 22 March 2010

TN : Serrata Belguardo 2007, IGT, Mazzei, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

The Mazzei Marquis have owned Castello di Fonterutoli since 1435. This wine from their Maremma property is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Alicante Nero. Fermentation was between 28 and 30 degrees. The wine was aged for approximately twelve months in small 225 litre oak barrels (30% new). The total acidity is 5.8 grammes per litre. The wine was bottles in March 2009. 75,000 bottles were produced.

The Belguardo estate is located in the Maremma region of Tuscancy, on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, near the National Park “dell'Uccellina”, about ten kilometers from the coast. The vineyards are located at 70 to 130 metres and have a south to south west exposure. The soil is sandstone and the vines are ten years old. The planting density is 6,600 vines per hectare and the vines are spur-cordon trained.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Tobacco, spice, cherries, milk chocolate

Taste : Cherries, plums, oak, spice, fruity, pepper on finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 99 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Marchesi Mazzei SPA

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