Melini Chianti Riserva Docg 75Cl

£ 9.00
£9.00/75cl

Product Description

  • Red Italian Wine
  • Melini produces this Chianti Riserva with the care and quality for which it is famous. It is a full bodied wine with character, brimming with rich black and red fruit flavours and, thanks to extended ageing in oak, a lightly toasted, smooth finish. Pairs perfectly with rich pasta dishes, grilled meats and mature cheeses.
  • Wine of Italy
  • Pack size: 750ml

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites
  • Contains: Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • Glowing ruby red colour. Marked aromas of raspberries and blackberries with hints of Parma violets and irises. Rounded, candid, tangy flavor with a pleasing, very lingering finish on notes of wild berry jam and almonds

Region of Origin

Tuscany

Wine Colour

Red

Alcohol Units

10.1

ABV

13.5% vol

Current Vintage

Producer

Gruppo Italiano Vini S.p.A

Type of Closure

Wine Maker

Alessandro Zanette

Country

Italy

Alcohol Type

Wine

Taste Category

Grape Variety

Sangiovese and complementary varietes

Vinification Details

  • The grapes come from vineyards located on well exposed slopes in the Chianti area of Tuscany. Between September and October, when the grapes are well ripened, they are picked and softly pressed. The skins macerate for a few days in the extracted juice and are then cleared away. This juice, called must, then ferments to become wine. The wine is then partly aged for several months in oak vats before being bottled. The best parts are set aside and earn their Riserva status by further ageing in the bottle. The ripe grapes undergo the red winemaking method at controlled temperature (26-28°C) with frequent pumping-over.

History

  • 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

Ambient

Storage Instructions

  • This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 3 years

Alcohol Unit Other Text

Wine Effervescence

Country of Origin

Italy

Origin Free Text

Product of Italy

Preparation and Usage

  • Serve at 18-20ºC.

Name and address

  • G.I.V. S.p.A.,
  • Bardolino,
  • Italia.

Return to

  • www.melinichianti.com

Lower age limit

Statutory Years : 18

Net Contents

750 Millilitres ℮

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