Guado al Melo

Guado al Melo

Guado al Melo, a family-owned winery directed by Annalisa and Michele Scienza, is committed to the goal of producing great terroir wines, following a philosophy based on artisanality and sustainability. We are located in the Bolgheri DOC zone, in the Tuscan hills that face the Tyrrhenian Sea, immersed in a pristine natural landscape characterized by Mediterranean scrubland. The heart of our winery, completely underground and constructed in accord with ecological principles, is a Wine Library, which boasts several thousand books about wine. Around it, in the vineyard and in the cellar, we have created a museum itinerary that tells the history and culture of the territory and of this product, through historical vineyards, books, and ancient work tools, stories explained with panels and videos.

Bolgheri Rute DOC

PRODUCTION AREAWe selected grapes from homogeneous vineyard parcels. Each of them is harvested and fermented separately. Our work is artisan, done with the utmost attention to detail and the aim of enhancing the territorial characteristics of the grapes. Aging took place for 1 year in old oak barrels on the lees, with weekly stirring. It is clarified with some racking (not filtered). Then, there is an aging in bottle for one year, in the best conditions of storage
APPELLATIONCabernet sauvignon 80%, Merlot 20%
PROFILEElegant aged red wine, that can have a long life if well-conserved
COLORRed color


A year of climatic contrasts but generally very good. After a rainy winter, the spring started hot and dry, and then become a May of rain and low temperatures, with a delay in all the subsequent phases of the vine cycle. The summer had peaks of great heat but without humidity. The harvest period was a little later than usual, always characterized by good weather. Merlot was harvested on September 18th, Cabernet Sauvignon was between October 2nd and 3rd. An intense Rute was born, but also very elegant, rich in aromas and body, with complex perfumes and good persistence

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