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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Belguardo Serrata Maremma 2003
Belguardo Serrata Maremma 2003
(search item no. 91786)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

65% Sangiovese; 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; 5% Merlot

Aromatic, with scents of ripe cherries, raspberries and vanilla. Full-bodied, soft and well structured, with flavors of wild berries, spice and herbs.

"This has the powerful tannin typical of '03, while it retains fresh black plum flavor. Smooth and rich."
-Wine & Spirits

"Loads of currant, blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007."
-Wine Specator

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About Belguardo:

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.

The Belguardo estate is located on the hills between Grosseto and Montiano, about six miles inland from Italy’s west coast. It comprises a total of 70 hectares (173 acres), including 32 hectares (79 acres) of specialized vineyards, making it one of the most important estates in Maremma.

Belguardo’s logo is fashioned after a geometrical symbol sketched by Leonardo da Vinci, which represents a union between precision and perspective. It is emblematic of the Mazzeis’ commitment to combining Maremma’s exceptional growing conditions with the family’s centuries of winemaking expertise to yield concentrated, complex wines that are extraordinarily elegant and aromatic.