The name Belvento means literally “nice breeze.” It refers to the fact that the estate’s proximity to the sea guarantees a nearly constant sea breeze. The focus at Belvento is easy-drinking, fresh-style wines that evoke the place where they are grown. The grape varieties produced — some international, some native to Tuscany — were selected because of their natural ability to deliver nuanced and delicious wines in Maremma’s unique soils and macroclimate. The vineyards are located in a pristine, “wild” part of Maremma along the Tuscan coast where biodiversity is vibrant. The estate is 100 percent organic certified. Organic conversion was overseen by leading Italian expert Ruggero Mazzilli, one of the most respected organic crusaders in the world today. Vineyard management is overseen by Marco Simonit, a pioneering agronomist who has developed new and revolutionary approaches to pruning. The winemaker is Beppe Caviola, renowned for his work in Barolo and Barbaresco. The winery’s bio-architecture winery was designed by famed Swiss architect Mario Botta. The vineyards where the grapes are grown for these wines are located in an undeveloped area of the Tuscan coastline where the landscape’s natural biodiversity helps to create wines vibrant in their aromas and flavors.
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The name Belvento means literally “nice breeze.” It refers to the fact that the estate’s proximity to the sea (literally a stone’s throw away) guarantees a nearly constant sea breeze. That ventilation helps to keep the grapes healthy and ensures even, slow-paced ripening.