Jassarte 2015, crafted by the renowned winery Guado al Melo, is an exceptional Italian wine that showcases the essence of Tuscany's terroir. The winery is in Bolgheri and we visited it in September 2019. The name is that of a river of the ancient world; together with the River Indo, these bodies of water separated East from West several thousand of years ago. The wine is a secret blend of many grapes but the predominant is Syrah.
With its refined character and complex flavors, Jassarte 2015 is a testament to the winery's commitment to producing high-quality and expressive wines. Let us embark on a sensory journey and explore the nuances of this exquisite vintage.
In the glass, Jassarte 2015 displays a deep ruby red hue, hinting at its maturity and concentration. Its intense color is a reflection of the careful selection and meticulous winemaking process employed by Guado al Melo.it shows a high viscosity 15% abv.
The bouquet of Jassarte 2015 is captivating, exuding an array of enticing aromas. The nose is greeted by elegant notes of ripe blackberries, cherries, and plums intertwined with subtle hints of vanilla and spice. These aromatics are reminiscent of the sun-drenched vineyards of Tuscany, creating a sense of place and authenticity.
On the palate, Jassarte 2015 delivers a harmonious and well-structured experience. The wine showcases a perfect balance between fruitiness and depth. The velvety tannins provide a silky texture, while the vibrant acidity adds a refreshing touch. Layers of black fruit flavors, including blackcurrants and black cherries, dance on the tongue, creating a symphony of taste. The wine's aging in French oak barrels imparts subtle nuances of vanilla, tobacco, and a touch of spice, adding complexity and depth to the overall profile.
The finish of Jassarte 2015 is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. The wine's exceptional balance and integration of flavors ensure that each sip is as enjoyable as the last. As the wine evolves in the glass, it reveals additional layers of complexity, showcasing the true artistry and craftsmanship of Guado al Melo.
Jassarte 2015 is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Its structure and elegance make it an excellent companion for grilled meats, such as a juicy steak or lamb chops. The wine's acidity and fruitiness also make it a great match for tomato-based pasta dishes, roasted vegetables, and aged cheeses.tye latter is what we did during our tasting.
Jassarte 2015 by Guado al Melo is a remarkable wine that exemplifies the best of Tuscan winemaking. Its complex aromas, refined palate, and long-lasting finish make it a true delight for wine enthusiasts. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a delicious meal, Jassarte 2015 is a testament to Guado al Melo's dedication to producing exceptional wines that embody the essence of their terroir. Cheers to the artistry and passion behind this outstanding vintage. PM 93