PODERE GUADO AL MELO SOCIETA AGRICOLA SRL
Guado al Melo: the harmony of the Tuscan countryside
The Podere Guado al Melo wine estate is located in the heart of the Denominazione’s area, on the famous strada Bolgherese, halfway between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri. Sited in a curve of the Fossa di Bolgheri watercourse, the winery is named for one of the numerous fords that cross the stream. The vineyard rises into the first slopes of the hills, encircled by Mediterranean scrub in a splendid, still-pristine environment. A second block is located in the nearby area of Alla Badia; in the style of ancient Etruscan viticulture, the rows of vines alternate with rows of centuries-old olive trees. The vineyards total some12 hectares, with 2 hectares planted to olives.
When a vineyard is a preserve of the Mediterranean
Podere Guado al Melo constitutes a true ampelographical preserve which gathers together the viticultural wealth of the Mediterranean and of the Caucasus, a genetic bank unique in the world. The collection includes many varieties from Mediterranean areas that are similar in soils and climate to the Tuscan coast, and varieties originating in the Caucasus region, wild Tuscan vines both trained on trees.