Tuesday, 2 October 2012

TN : Serrata Belguardo 2010, IGT, Marchesi Mazei, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a blend of 80% Sangiovese och 20% Alicante Nero. The Total acidity is 5.4.  The vineyards are located at an altitude between 70 and 130 metres with a south to south-west exposure. The vineyard soils are mainly sandstone and limestone. The age of the vines is 12 years. The vines are spur cordon trained. The number of vines is 6,600 per hectare. All of the grapes were handpicked fromSeptember 6th (Sangiovese) and from August 30th (Alicante). The must was fermented at a temperature between 28 and 30 degrees. The maceration lasted 14 to 16 days. The wine was aged for twelve 12 months in small oak barrels french and american 225 litre oak (30% new). The wine was bottled in February 2012 and released to the market in March 2012. 42,000 bottles were produced. The first vintage of this wine was in 2001.

This wine was imported by The WineAgency Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark red/cherry colour

Aroma : Spice, cherries, herbs, oak

Taste : Cherries, oak, herbs and tobaco on finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 99 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 22955

Mark : C+

Website : Mazzei

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