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Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo is a premium Italian wine hailing from the picturesque coastal region of Maremma Toscana.
This red wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, grapes, and is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, adding complexity and depth to the wine.
Find below our Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo Review
Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo review: What's its color?
Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo has a deep, ruby red color with purple undertones and fat slow falling legs.
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Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo review: What are the flavors?
Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo is primarily made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (85%) and aged 18 months in French oak barrels 70% new.
The other grape used in the blend is Cabernet Franc (15%).
On the nose, it has a rich and intense aroma with notes of blackberry, black currant, and plum, as well as hints of vanilla and tobacco.
The fruit aromas are dominant, but they are perfectly balanced with the oak and spice aromas.
On the palate, it has a full and velvety mouthfeel with flavors of black fruits, such as blackberry and black currant, as well as notes of vanilla, tobacco, and cocoa.
It has a good acidity and firm tannins that give it a long and persistent finish.
Is Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo review: Which food pairs well with it?
The full-bodied flavor profile of the Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo makes it an excellent pairing for a wide variety of dishes.
Consider pairing it with a juicy steak, grilled lamb, or a rich and flavorful beef stew.
For a vegetarian option, pair it with a hearty mushroom risotto or grilled eggplant with a balsamic glaze.
Cheese wise, try it with a rich and savory blue cheese or a nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano. The full-bodied nature of this wine also pairs well with dark chocolate.
Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo review: What's its alcohol content?
Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo wine’s alcohol content is 13.55%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have higher calories per glass than wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Mazzei?
Here is an extract from the Mazzei website:
“For over six centuries, our family has dedicated itself to winemaking, with a passion and commitment that have been handed down from one generation to the next.“
Belguardo Tenuta Belguardo is an outstanding red wine that showcases the best of Maremma Toscana.
With its intense aroma and rich flavor profile, it’s the perfect wine to enjoy with a variety of hearty dishes, from grilled steaks to rich pasta dishes.
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Cheers!
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