50% Sangiovese, 50% Syrah
The Mazzei family, owners of Chianti Classico's highly esteemed Castello di Fonterutoli, took the helm at the Belguardo estate in the 1990s after recognizing the area’s potential for quality winemaking. In the years since, the Mazzei family has established Belguardo among the top producers in this exciting, fast emerging wine region.
A blend of Sangiovese and Syrah, this Rosé is aromatic, rich and savory.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
The Belguardo estate is located on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, about six miles inland from Italy’s west coast. The climate is influenced by the sea, with its strong thermal currents during the spring and summer months. Low humidity, low rainfall, and a high rate of evaporation and plant transpiration all factor in producing balanced, delicious fruit.
Belguardo comprises a total of 173 acres. The vineyard area is planted at altitudes ranging from 70-130 meters (230-426 feet) above sea level, with south/southwest exposure. The well-drained soil comprises of limestone and sandstone rocks.WINEMAKING
Separate maceration on the skins occure at low temperatures, 58-61˚F, one hour for Syrah and two hours for Sangiovese, before blending.AGING
The wine is ages three months on the lees in stainless steel tanks.TASTING NOTES
Vibrant pink in color. On the nose, highly aromatic, with floral and fresh fruit notes. In terms of the palate, an outstandingly clean and crisp rose, intense in flavor.