Tuesday, 23 November 2010

TN : Tenuta Belguardo 2007, IGT, Marchesi Mazzei, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

The Belguadro estate is located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, near the National Park “dell'Uccellina”, about ten kilometres from the coast at Montebottigli at an elevation of between 70 to 130 metres. The vineyard has a south - southwestern exposure. The soil is sandstone and the age of the vines is ten years. The vines were Cordon trained and spur pruned. The number of vines per hectare was 6,600.

All of the grapes were hand picked from September 1st (Cabernet Sauvignon) and September 7th (Cabernet Franc). The wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and10% Cabernet Franc. The grapes were fermented at a temperature between 28 to 30 degrees. The total acidity is 5.80. There was a 16 day maceration period an dthe wine was bottled in August 2009. The wine was aged in mall French oak barrels (225 litres of which 70% was new) for 18 months. The wine was released in Octobre 2009 and 16,000 bottles were produced.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Oaky, blackcurrant, plums, chocolate, cherry

Taste : Over oaked, blackcurrant, tobacco, milk chocolate, raspberry amd cherry liqour, spice on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 239 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Marchesi Mazzei

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