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The emerging Belguardo estate is located on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, about six miles inland from Italy’s west coast. The Mediterranean climate produces impeccable and delicious fruit producing sophisticated age worthy wines. Made with Cabernet Sauvignon and a small percentage of Cabernet Franc grapes, this powerful and elegant wine is the most important "Cru" of the Estate, the maximum expression of its native terroir. The best in its class!
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.
Aging: 18 months in French oak barriques (70% new).
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red color with purple highlights. On the nose, dense, concentrated aromas of black fruits, smoke and toast. Full-bodied on the palate with firm tannins notes of dark fruit, spice and cedar linger on the lasting finish. Pairs with steaks and grilled meats, aged cheese and charcuterie.
A red of great purity and polish, offering black cherry, blackberry, spice, and herb flavors, this evokes tobacco, granite, and leather nuances as it builds nicely on the palate. Finishes with grip, harmony, and complexity, as well as terrific length. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2028 ~95WS
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