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Belguardo Rose 2008

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Rose - SmartMoney/ "Ferrari is a lot of wine for the money", says [Bobby] Stuckey. "It drinks like really delicious CHampagne." No surprise, since it's made using the same method.

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External Reviews for Belguardo Rose

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Rose - SmartMoney/ "Ferrari is a lot of wine for the money", says [Bobby] Stuckey. "It drinks like really delicious CHampagne." No surprise, since it's made using the same method.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/07/2011

The pioneering Mazzei family, owners of Chianti Classico’s highly esteemed Castello di Fonterutoli, took the helm at the Belguardo estate in Maremma, Tuscany in the 1990s after recognizing the potential for superb quality winemaking in the local terroir. In the years since, the Mazzeis have established a name for Belguardo among the top producers in this exciting, fast emerging wine region. Belguardo’s logo, fashioned after a geometrical symbol sketched by Leonardo da Vinci, represents a union between precision and perspective. It is emblematic of the Mazzeis’ commitment to combining exceptional growing conditions with centuries of winemaking expertise to yield concentrated, complex wines that are extraordinarily elegant and aromatic. Production Area The Belguardo estate is located on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, about six miles inland from Italy’s west coast. The vineyards for this rosé lay at an altitude between 230 – 426 ft above sea level with slopes between 10-19% and south-southwestern exposure. The soil is characterized by an elevated presence of sandstone. The vine density in the vineyards is 6,600 plants per hectare with spur cordon training. Apart from the unique position of the vineyards, the microclimate is strongly influenced by the vicinity of the sea. In particular, there are strong thermals in the spring and summer. The microclimate is characterized by low humidity and below average rainfall. Grape Varieties 50% Sangiovese, 50% Syrah Vinification The grapes were hand harvested on September 16th and then macerated on the skins for 12 hours. A temperature-controlled fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks at 57-61°F. Color Vibrant pink Bouquet Highly aromatic, with floral and fresh fruit notes. Taste An outstandingly clean and crisp rose, intense in flavor. Alcohol 13.7%


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Rose NV - 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Layered, deep and opulent, this yeasty rose sparkling wine offers warm tones of baked bread, mature peach and honey with tart accents in the form of blueberry and raspberry. The wine delivers thick creaminess in the mouth and long persistency.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Rose - 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast / Ferrari's rose sparkler offers distinctive aromas of freshly baked bread and yeast followed by wild berries, stone fruit and citrus. The mouthfeel is intense and generous and this wine boasts a particularly creamy, full and satisfying mouthfeel.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ The latest set of releases by Ferrari confirms what the Lunellis have been claiming for years; the Perle bottlings (a term indicating softer sparklers, much like France's cremants, bottled at lower atmospheric pressure) really are fine. These wines can rival better Champagnes, but keep in mind that they offer less yeasty nuttiness and more ripe fruit character. Salmon-pink color with a very fine mousse. Refined nose offers wild strawberry, raspberry and red rose aromas, complicated by hints of white pepper and clove. Inviting and nuanced on the palate, with captivating, deep flavors of ripe strawberry, orange peel, almond and mushroom. A complex bubbly that finishes long and clean, with a delicate balsamic edge.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
12/01/2012

Rose - 91 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Year after year, this is a fantastic rosé sparkler that can be served at informal and formal occasions alike…


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
06/12/2012

Rose - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Ferrari produces wonderful sparkling wines year after year and this Brut Rosé carries forth that proud Trento (northern Italy) tradition. It opens with a pale pink color and deep layers of yeast, cranberry and savory spice.


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