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.
- 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.