Product Description

  • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
  • This is an aged Chianti from the Classico area, the oldest and most authentic of Chianti vineyards and is made by the Melini Winery who have produced Chiantis for centuries. This medium bodied red shows flavours of ripe cherries, plums and spices with a long, intense finish. With ripe tannins, this food wine is made for red meats and tomato based sauces. Store in a cool, dark place.


Allergy Information

  • Contains: Contains sulphites.
  • Contains sulphites.

Tasting Notes

  • Ruby red colour. Heady, fragrant and vibrant nose with pleasing hints of raspberries, wild strawberries and Parma violets. Tangy, forthright, harmonious flavour finishing on distinct and lively lingering notes of blackberries and almonds

Region of Origin


Wine Colour


Alcohol Units



13.5% vol

Current Vintage



Gruppo Italiano Vini S.p.A

Type of Closure

Wine Maker

Alessandro Zanette



Alcohol Type


Taste Category

Fruity & Medium Bodied

Grape Variety

Sangiovese. Complimentary grapes admitted in Chianti DOCG

Vinification Details

  • Red winemaking method, with skins maceration and frequent pumping-over. Fermentation with cultured yeasts, takes place at controlled temperature. The wine is aged in stainless steel and concrete, and further matures in bottles before release.


  • Melini was founded in 1705 by a wealthy merchant family from Florence. The cellar was rebuilt in the early 1970s bringing it to the forefront of modern winemaking. It is nestled into the side of a hill and constructed on four levels in order to achieve the progressive phases of vinification by gravity rather than pumping. Chianti is probably the best known Italian wine, exported since the 18th century and it remains one of Italy's most famed exports

Regional Information

  • Wines that can be classified as Chianti are produced from a fairly large area that stretches from the plains along the Mediterranean shores near Livorno, to the mountainous region near Florence and Siena. The best wines come from the latter part, where Melini is also located. The Chianti area is also a famed touristic destination with rolling hills, neat agricultural landscapes and a healthy gastronomical tradition based on local products

Storage Type


Storage Instructions

  • To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 2 years of purchase.

Alcohol Unit Other Text

Wine Effervescence


Store in a cool dry place.

Wine of


Produced in


Number of uses


Name and address

  • Tesco Stores Ltd.,
  • Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA,
  • U.K.

Net Contents



Typical Values100ml containsA serving contains
Energy303kJ / 73kcal379kJ / 91kcal
*Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)--

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