2016 Guado Al Melo Bacco in Toscana Rosso IGT
80% Sangiovese 20% Syrah grapes from vineyards in the hills of Castagneto Carducci (Bolgheri) that run along the Tuscan coastline. Made without correctives or additives, which would alter the original characteristics of the grapes. On lees for 9 months in small French oak barrels (only 10% new).
Deep purplish colour with predominant scent of black fruit, black cherry and plum, brightened up by a pleasant hint of spice. Rich and balanced tannins, with a lovely freshness.
A very versatile wine: it pairs well with cold cuts, medium or aged cheeses, pizza, pasta with spicy or tomato based sauces, roast duck, roast or grilled meats and game.
2011 Guado al Melo Jassarte Toscana Rosso IGT
Named after the “Jassarte” River, which according to the ancient historian Herodotus was the physical border between Europe and Asia.
This wine is a blend of 30 different Mediterranean and Caucasian grapes such as Syrah, Tempranillo, Graciano, Grenache, Mouvedre, Agiogitiko, Babic, Sagrantino, Montepulciano, Alicante, Sapervai, Alexandruli grapes from selected vineyard parcels in the hills of Castagneto Carducci in Bolgheri that run along the Tuscan coastline. Made without correctives or additives that would alter the original characteristics of the grapes. Refined on lees for 24 months in small French oak barrels (only 10% new) and at least 12 months in the bottle.
Ruby red, very elegant nose with various balsamic, red fruit and spicy notes, which open up, more and more as the wine, stays in the glass. Fresh, well balanced with a long finish. An extremely interesting, multilayered wine. Exceptional as a “meditation wine”. Pairs perfectly with meat, roasted or grilled poultry, soups, slightly spicy dishes and ripened cheese. Medium-long ageing potential.