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2012 Belguardo Serrata

$21.00

The highly esteemed Mazzei family, owners of Castello di Fonterutoli, recognized the potential in the area where the Belguardo estate resides. Today, the Mazzei family has reaped the benefits of the Belguardo Estate’s growing area, where their Sangiovese and Alicante Nero are blended to create a modern expression of the estate. The grapes are hand harvested, undergo fermentation in steel tanks, then aged for 10 months in French and American oak barrels. Intense on the nose with ripe berries, spice and chocolate, leading into a rich, well-structured and balanced palate laden with berries and spice.


ABV % = 13.5

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Tuscany

Tuscany is one of Italy's most recognized and beloved wine regions, and the red Sangiovese grape rules here. Within Tuscany, great Sangiovese-based wines can be found in a diversity of styles from Chianti, Chianti Classico, Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano, Carmignano, and Vino Nobile di Montapulciano. It is also here where the great "Super Tuscans" were started, in the area of Bolgheri. These tend to be comprised of Sangiovese blended with international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah. Tuscany is also home to great white wines such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and sweet wines called Vin Santo.