A beautiful wine that shows clarity and grace, with dark fruits, sandalwood and hints of flowers. Full body with silky tannins and a fresh finish. Give it three to four years to show its greatness. A blend of 90 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 10 per cent Cabernet Franc. This is the best wine ever from here.
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Tenuta Belguardo Maremma Toscana IGT
Grape Varieties90% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Cabernet Franc
AppellationMaremma Toscana IGT
DescriptionThe pioneering Mazzei family, owners of Chianti Classico's highly esteemed Castello di Fonterutoli, took the helm at the Belguardo estate in Maremma, Tuscany in the 1990s after recognizing the potential for superb quality winemaking in the local terroir. In the years since, the Mazzei family has established a name for Belguardo among the top producers in this exciting, fast emerging wine region. Belguardo's logo, fashioned after a geometrical symbol sketched by Leonardo da Vinci, represents a union between precision and perspective. It is emblematic of the Mazzeis' commitment to combining exceptional growing conditions with centuries of winemaking expertise to yield concentrated, complex wines that are extraordinarily elegant and aromatic.
VinificationThe grapes are hand picked and undergo a temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 82-86°F for 7-14 days and a maceration for 16 days at 68-75°F. The wine is aged 18 months in French oak barriques (70% new) for 8 to 10 months in bottle prior to release.
ColorDeep ruby red with purple highlights
NoseDense, concentrated aromas of black fruits, smoke and toast.
PalateFull-bodied with firm tannins notes of dark fruit, spice and cedar linger on the lasting finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.9 %
Serving SuggestionsPairs with steaks and grilled meats, aged cheese and charcuterie.