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Vermentino 2011 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ The Mazzei Brothers produce a Vermentino of depth, brightness and persistency. It delivers long-last... Read more
The towered medieval town of San Gimignano is a place of beauty and tranquility; ancient, ivory-white, stone buildings set in the gently rolling Tu... Read more
The pioneering Mazzei family, owners of Chianti Classico’s highly esteemed Castello di Fonterutoli, took the helm at the Belguardo estate in Maremm... Read more
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Vermentino 2011 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast/ The Mazzei Brothers produce a Vermentino of depth, brightness and persistency. It delivers long-lasting flavors of citrus, peach and orange skin.
The towered medieval town of San Gimignano is a place of beauty and tranquility; ancient, ivory-white, stone buildings set in the gently rolling Tuscan countryside. One of Italy’s most historic winemaking sites, the fame of its white wines is as old as the city itself. In modern times it was husband and wife, Enrico Teruzzi and Carmen Puthod who pioneered the area’s winemaking renaissance, leading a quality revolution with avant-garde methods of vinification, the art of aging wine and the blending of indigenous and international varietals. For years, Teruzzi & Puthod has been part of “Global Quality,” an environmentally-friendly project that avoids the use of products which, while permitted, are not particularly beneficial for the environment. Most recently, famed winemaker Carlo Ferrini has come on board as the consulting winemaker. Carlo has won “Winemaker of the Year” from both Gambero Rosso and the Italian Sommeliers Association. Production Area Maremma, Tuscany, Italy Grape Varieties 100% Vermentino Vinification Soft pressing of the grapes followed by a temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Color Clear, starbright straw yellow with green highlights Bouquet Subtle fruit aromas complemented by floral notes. Taste Fresh tasting, balanced in the mouth with a long finish. Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions An excellent match with light soups, rice or pasta dishes, fish cooked without tomatoes or in mild sauces and white meats.
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 70-130 m (230-426 ft) above sea level; south - southwestern exposure on sandstone soil. Dense planting of 6,600 vines per hectare on coastal vineyards. Grape Varieties 100% Vermentino Vinification The grapes were hand harvested on September 6th and undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a cold 59°F to preserve the intense aromatics. Color Soft yellow with green reflections. Bouquet Subtle stone-fruit and mineral hints. Taste The wine boasts personality, structure and smoothness. Pleasant yellow peach, jasmine and wet stone notes greet the front palate. Crisp acidity contributes to a bright, lively finish. Alcohol 13.2%
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