ATIS is our Superior Bolgheri and with it we express the greatness of our territory without modifying its essence, in a subtle equilibrium between our work and the naturalness of the earth and the vines. It is a wine in which Mediterranean power is mitigated by the innate elegance of the territory and its main variety, Cabernet sauvignon, with a little part of Merlot and Cabernet franc. We dedicated our wine to the Etruscans who lived in this land, the first wine-growers in Italy. Atis was the name of a mythic king, grandchild of Zeus, which is at the origin of Etruscan people, according to a legend. The drawing represents a grape vine “married” to a tree, like it was grown by Etruscans. In the ancient poetry it was the indissoluble love metaphor.
ULMUS AMAT VITEM, VITIS NON DESERIT ULMUS; SEPAROR A DOMINA CUR EGO SAEPE MEA? The elm loves the vine and the vine doesnt desert the elm; why so many times am I separated from my beloved?
Rute comes from the word "red" in Etruscan, the root of which is common in several Euro-pean languages. Red is the color (of wine) that best identifies our extraordinary territory. The Bolgheri wine history is very old but it's the second half of the twentieth century that this great vocation was recognized throughout the world, thanks to the general improve-ment of production and selection of varieties best suited to the territory. With Rute, thanks to our careful work of vineyardist, we express the most territorial soul of Bolgheri, made of elegance and complexity. The label, such as name, is deliberately essential with a drawing of a bunch of grapes, a de-tail of the grapevine that is our logo and is one of the oldest representations of this subject found in Italy (X c. BC).
VARIETIES: soprattutto Cabernet sauvignon e una piccola parte di Merlot.
VINEYARD: on the hills of Bol-gheri, alluvial soil, porous, deep and with good pebble-gravel tex-ture. Mediterranean climate re-freshed by sea winds, in summer significant temperature range be-tween day and night. Produced with sustainable practices.
PRODUCTION: vinified without correctives or additives which would alter the original character-istics of the grapes. Refined on the lees for 12 months in oak bar-rels (only 10% new) and at least 6 months in bottle.
The vineyards of this beautiful coastline and the warm Mediterranean climate, tempered by sea breezes, give birth to a fragrant white wine with notes of freshness, pleasant on every occasion. Vermentino is a historical variety of our territory, documented in Guado al Melo vi-neyards at least the early nineteenth century. The label is inspired by the territory: in spring it is common to see small white egrets that move gracefully in the vineyards in search of food. This is in a beautiful golden yellow, to re-member the color of the wine.
VINEYARD: alluvial soil, porous, deep and with good pebble-gravel texture. Mediterranean climate re-freshed by sea winds, in summer sig-nificant temperature range between day and night. Produced with sustai-nable practices.
PRODUZIONE: the clusters are very lightly pressed, and overnight, the must is then cold-settled naturally. Vinified without correctives or addi-tives which would alter the original characteristics of the grapes.
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 characterised by Mediterranean scrubland.
The heart and soul of our winery, completely underground and constructed in accord with ecological principles, is our Biblioteca del Vino (Wine Library), which boasts several thousands of books on the history and culture of wine. A visit to Guado al Melo, then, becomes a true journey into a fascinating world, an adventure composed of historical vineyards, ampelography collections, accounts and stories, displays, exhibits, and videos…