2011 Guado al Melo Atis Bolgheri DOC Superiore
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc & Merlot grapes from selected vineyard parcels in the hills of Castagneto Carducci (Bolgheri) that run along the Tuscan coastline. Made without correctives or additives that would alter the original characteristics of the grapes. Refinement on lees for 24 months in small French oak barrels (only 10% new) and almost 12 months in the bottle.
Deep ruby tending to garnet. Clean and elegant. Once in the glass the various elements evolve little by little to its rich bouquet of spice, red fruit, licorice and balsamic hints of peppermint (the latter a typical mark of the Bolgheri terroir). Intense and smooth palate, well balanced and with a long finish. Pairs perfectly with meat, rich pasta dishes, wild game, aged and blue cheese. Wonderful as a “meditation wine”. Medium-long ageing potential
90 points Wine Spectator
4 Grappoli Bibenda 2015
- About The Producer
The Guado al Melo winery is located in the Castagneto Carducci hills along the coast of Tuscany, in the heart of the Bolgheri DOC winemaking zone. The name ‘Guado al Melo’ (Ford of the Apple) stretches far back in time. Indeed, the lands that comprise Guado al Melo have been dedicated to winemaking for more than 200 years. The Scienza family purchased the property in 1992 and revived the historically venerable vineyards.
Winemaker, Michele Scienza and his family have generations of rich, wine growing experience and adhere to the principles of sustainable and natural agriculture. They follow traditional methods, and do not utilise any additional substances or chemical intervention that can harm the natural qualities of the grapes.
Guado al Melo Guado al Melo was awarded “Up-and-Coming Winery” in the prestigious Gambero Rosso 2016 Italian wine guide.