I’ve written about Tenuta Belguardo over the years. It’s a property owned by the Mazzei family of Chianti, which also owns Castello di Fonterutoli. They consistently put out wines that perform well above their price categories.
Belguardo’s vineyards are on the Tuscan coast, much warmer than the more traditional vineyards in the central hills. This makes for some very modern, ultra-ripe versions of Sangiovese, along with enthusiastic use of oak aging.
Aromas of espresso, blackberry, and vanilla. Medium-bodied with supple tannin, the flavor goes toward melting fudge and Asian five-spice. This is a wine with style, charisma but not much depth. It’s the type of wine I open when I want to enjoy a richly textured Super-Tuscan. As for a food pairing, try it with a handful of white chocolate truffles.