Food Notes & Tousim 06/12/2010

Gualdo al Melo, the experience and the passion live in Bolgheri

In the winemaking cellar they reject the use of any additives or of physio-chemical procedures that could change the natural characteristics of the grapes

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 Bolgheri DOC Superiore

Cabernet sauvignon (80%), Cabernet franc and Merlot
24 months sur-lie in small oak barrel (10% new).

The wine is a dense ruby with purplish highlights. The nose is rich, elegant, and ever-changing, releasing fruit preserves, dark chocolate, and tobacco leaf, along with a minerally note. In the mouth, it enjoys a firm structure and good balance of all its components, crisp with smooth mouthfeel, and a very long finish.

Matches: elaborate meat dish, game, mature or strong cheese.

Estate, produced and bottled by:
Gualdo al Melo
Loc. Murotto 130/A, 57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI)

di Alberto Grimelli