VARIETIES: Cabernet sauvignon 80%, Cabernet franc and Merlot.
VINEYARD: On the hills of Bolgheri, on alluvial soil, with good pebble-gravel texture and moderate clay content. Mediterranean climate refreshed by sea winds, in summer significant temperature range between day and night.
PRODUCTION: grapes of selected vineyard parcels, vinified without correctives or additives which would alter the original characteristics of the grapes. Refined sur-lie for 24 months in Barrique (only 10% new) and almost 12 months in bottle.
SENSORY PROFILE: this wine needs time, for its main feature is an elegant and complex fragrance, once in the glass, the various elements will evolve little by little to its rich bouquet. These perfumes will recall spices, red fruits, liquorice, and balsamic hints of peppermint ( the latter is a typical mark of our terroir). To the palate it is intense and smooth with a good balance and a long persistence.
HOW TO SERVE AND TO PAIR: to serve at about 18°C (64°F), opening the bottle at least 20 minutes before. Very nice as a “Meditation Drink” or paired to savoured meat dishes, rich noodle recipes, wild game, seasoned and blue cheese.
CONSERVATION: stored in a fresh and dark place and in horizontal position, this wine can be stored for medium/long time.
The Guado al Melo winery is located in the hills along the coast of Tuscany, winery in tuscany bolgheriin the heart of the Bolgheri DOC zone.
The efforts of winegrower Michele Scienza and his family provide the winery’s direction.
With generations of rich viticultural experience, they manage their wine estate in accord with the principles of sustainable and natural agriculture, and their wines are made with sound respect for tradition, avoiding the additives and manipulation that can harm the natural qualities of the grapes.
By sponsoring cultural projects we strive to help others to appreciate the millennia-old history of the vine and wine.
Nor do we neglect the future, since we maintain close working relationships with researchers and with universities, committed as we are to keep abreast of every new development that will help us adopt agricultural practices that are ever more sustainable.
Guado al Melo: A tranquil, pristine place
Guado al Melo lies on the lower slopes of the hills that line the Tuscan coast, in the comune of Castagneto Carducci, in the province of Livorno, which is the very heart of the DOC viticultural zone of Bolgheri.
The name Guado al Melo (Ford at the Apple Tree) stretches far back in time, since in some long past period an apple tree identified a safe spot to cross the Fossa di Bolgheri stream, which marks the northern boundary of the farm estate.
Guado al Melo is a quiet, secluded spot, set deep in a pristine countryside of Mediterranean scrub and woods, with an undulating horizon created by the surrounding hills. Rising above them is the outline of Bolgheri’s ancient Rocca di Castiglioncello, its rock walls appearing to keep us too suspended in space, out of time.
|denomination||Bolgheri Superiore DOC|
|grapes||Cabernet sauvignon 80%, Cabernet franc e Merlot|
|winemaking||vinified without correctives or additives which would alter the original characteristics of the grapes.|
|Ageing||Refined sur-lie for 24 months in Barrique (only 10% new) and almost 12 months in bottle.|
|Food Type||Very nice as a “Meditation Drink” or paired to savoured meat dishes, rich noodle recipes, wild game, seasoned and blue cheese.|