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.
This elegant, fresh and minerally wine benefits from the vine’s proximity to the sea.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 70 hectares (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 sandstone.
The grapes were hand harvested in late August.WINEMAKING
Fermented in stainless steel at a cool 59˚F to preserve the intense aromatics.TASTING NOTES
Soft yellow color with green reflections. Subtle stone-fruit and mineral hints on the nose. Pleasant yellow peach, jasmine and wet stone notes greet the front palate. Crisp acidity with a bright, lively finish.