Bolgheri DOC Superiore “ATIS”
Category: Central Italy |
| Winery: Guado al Melo
GRAPE: Mostly Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot
CITY: Castagneto Carducci
SOIL: Alluvial soil, porous, deep and with good pebble-gravel texture, from selected microparcels of the vineyards Campo Grande and Campo Ferro, on the hills of Bolgheri
COLOR: Bright purplish
NOSE: Its main feature is an elegant and complex fragrance. Once in the glass, the various elements will evolve little by little to its rich bouquet. These perfumes will recall spices, red fruits, pipe tobacco, liquorice, and balsamic hints of peppermint (the latter is a typical mark of our terroir)
TASTE: To the palate it is intense and smooth with a good balance and a long persistence
2011: 90 points
2013: 90 points
2015: 90 points
2013: 93 points
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.
Produced only in the best vintages, the selected grapes are vinified without correctives or additives which would alter the original characteristics. Refined on the lees for 24 months in oak barrels (only 10% new) and almost 12 months in bot-tle. Not filtrated.