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Grape Varieties70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Alicante, 5% Petit Verdot
- 91 Points
DescriptionThe pioneering Mazzei family, owners of Chianti Classicos 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 Mazzeis have established a name for Belguardo among the top producers in this exciting wine region. "Tirreno" takes its name from the Tyrrhenian Sea, located off Tuscany's southern coast. This charismatic red blend bears the name "Tirreno" because its native vineyards overlook the sea and benefit from the areas unique Mediterranean microclimate.
VinificationThe grapes are hand-harvested in September. The grapes undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 82-86ºF and maceration for 16 days. The wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels (225 l.) Aging potential: 10+ years.
NoseRipe, red cherries, dried flowers such as lavender with herbal notes and spice.
PalateIntense, elegant and vibrant with blackcurrant notes, a firm structure and a savory finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with pasta in a meat sauce, grilled meats and stews, and roasted vegetables.