Belguardo / 2011 Tenuta Belguardo.

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Belguardo / 2011 Tenuta Belguardo.

Country/ Region: Italy/Tuscany.

Grapes: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Unit: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

Vineyard location: 70-130 metres above sea level. South south-west exposure.

Soil: Mainly sandstone.

Vineyard age: 13 years.

Training system: Spur cordon-training.

No. of vines per hectare: 6,600.

Harvest: Hand picked from 23rd September (Cab Sauvignon), 14th September (Cab Franc).

Fermentation temperature: 28 – 30° C.

Period of maceration: 16 days.

Ageing: 18 months in small French oak barrels (225 litre / 70% new).

Bottling: June 2013.

Vintage Information: The winter months saw heavy rain with average temperatures so vegetative growth of the plants started as expected. Bud break and flowering took place as usual and fruit set occurred under optimum conditions. From mid-May temperatures increased significantly and a prolonged period without rainfall set in and lasted until the end of September. Harvest began on 25th August with some of the red grapes and the last to be harvested were the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on 24th September. The grapes harvested were healthy and yields were good.

Tasting Note: Classic notes of ripe red fruits associated with Maremma, combine with notes of blackberries and spice. This wine has an impressive structure with supple tannins and lovely notes of spice and black berry fruits on the finish.

Food Pairing: Steak, roast beef, lightly spicy foods, venison, cheese.

Delivery: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.