Guado al Melo
Beneath Grattamacco, the young wine estate of Podere Guado al Melo is situated. The building for wine processing and storing only becomes visible from close range. It is built into the vineyard as a cellar. The estate farms twelve hectares of wine and another two of olive trees. The family business in Bolgheri hasn't been in existence for too long. The family of Scienza ran an estate in the Trentino. In 1999, they replanted the vineyard "Vigneto die Santa Maria". Gradually the vines have grown into an interesting age. Michele Scienza runs the business, advied by his father, a professor for wine growing. The family is very concerned about tradition and the origin of the wine, and owns a library containing more than 15,000 books on these topics. A part of the vineyard is an experimental cultivation including more than 30 different grape varieties from the Mediterranean area to the Caucasus, where the origin of wine growing lies. Thus this vineyard is a living library which conserves ancient and rare grape varieties.
The family regards the terroir of Bolgheri as excellent. The aim is to produce a wine with the characteristics of the red Bordeaux, combining the outstanding qualities of the Bordeaux with Tuscany, creating something unique. Use of barrique is handled with care; even the top wine of the estate, the Guado al Melo Bolgheri Superiore, only gets 10% new barrels - so the wood can't drown the wine. They aim at fine wines, not alcohol bombs.
Guado al Melo Bianco igt 2005
Antillo Bolgheri Rosso 2005
Guado al Melo Bolgheri Rosso 2004
Jassarte igt 2004
Jassarte igt 2003
Guado al Melo Bolgheri Superiore 2004