Rute, new vintage 2017
3 April 2020
Renewal of our vine and wine museum
15 April 2020

Happy Easter

Dear friends, happy Easter to all!

We wish you the best, even if at this moment it is really difficult to find words of hope, with so many deaths and suffering people, struggling economy, politicians who give us only empty words, …

Yet, Albert Camus wrote that hope (alone) equals resignation. And to live is not to resign oneself.

As you, in general we always show our happy and optimistic face, but our work is already made of thorns and roses.

We work with nature, that can fill us with satisfaction and joy, but sometimes it gives us terrible blows: the drought, the frost, a bad year, … Furthermore, we have to fight with a suffocating bureaucracy, the importer that suddenly leaves us, the tractor or the bottling machine that breaks suddenly (a tad more than petty cash!), …

That’s why we are used, as you, to being strong against the life’s obstacles, to reinventing ourselves, to work as much, as and more than before. This virus is one of the worst blows for all of us, but it doesn’t scare us: if it not will take down us, it will make us even stronger.

So, we wish you to have strength. Let’s stand strong, for us and for our loved ones, for the less fortunate, for those who cannot really make it alone.

Everything will be fine, but only if we work hard for it.

… and don’t forget to drink an excellent wine, the best remedy for the spirit!

Annalisa and Michele Scienza

photo: Katrin Pfeifer

annalisa motta
annalisa motta
Biologa specializzata in biologia vegetale, da oltre vent’anni sono vignaiola a Guado al Melo, a Bolgheri (Toscana), con mio marito, dove produciamo vino territoriale ed artigianale, in modo sostenibile. Il vino per me è una passione trasversale: lo si capisce veramente solo mettendo insieme scienza, natura e cultura. In origin a plant biologist, from over 20 years I am a winemaker at Guado al Melo, in the Bolgheri DOC (Tuscany), with my husband, where we produce terroir-expressive and artisan wines, following a sustainable philosophy. Into the wine I have found all my different passions: in fact, we can understand it only by combining together science, nature and culture.

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