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Offer - Melini Chianti Riserva 75cl

5 out of 5 (11)

11 out of 11 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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Price per 75cl: £6.66

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Product Description

Chianti - Red Italian Wine

This Chianti earns its Riserva status following a lengthy maturation in traditional oak vats and then, once bottled at the Melini cellars in the rolling hills of Tuscany. The winemaking team tastes the wine weekly to decide when it is ready for release. This maturation process creates a round and rich wine which will make a great partner for pasta and tomato-based dishes as well as grilled meat, roasts and cheese.

Alc 13% Vol
Wine of Italy

Product Information

Categories


Brand

Melini

ABV (%)

13

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Tasting Notes

Melini Chianti Riserva displays an intense ruby red colour. The perfume is fruity with scents of cherry. A medium body with a dry but harmonious taste is complimented by fruity notes of cherry and cinnamon.

Serving Suggestions

A great partner for pasta and tomato-based dishes as well as grilled meat, roasts and cheese.

Producer

Melini

Agent

GIV UK Ltd

Winemaker

Marco Galeazzo

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, 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. Back in the 18th century, it was bottled in straw covered flasks allowing it to travel far and be exported to other countries. Since then, vinification and production methods have improved but Chianti remains one of Italys most famed exports. In the past, many grape varieties, including white ones, were allowed whereas today, Melini uses only Sangiovese, Tuscanys noble grape, to produce this Riserva.

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. Other than being a wine producing region, the Chianti area is also a famed touristic destination with rolling hills and neat agricultural landscapes. It also has a healthy gastronomical tradition based on local products such as forest animals (boar, venison) and vegetables.

Current Vintage

2008

Vinification Details

The grapes come from vineyards located on well exposed slopes around the Elsa Valley in the centre of Tuscany. In October, when the grapes are well ripened, they are picked and softly pressed. The skins macerate for four days in the extracted juice and are then cleared away. This juice, called must, then ferments and becomes wine. The wine is then partly aged for 8 months in oak vats before being bottled. The best parts are set aside and earn their Riserva status by further ageing in the bottle.

Units

9.75

Country of Origin

Italy

Package Type

Bottle

Recycling Information

Pack - Glass

Nutrition

Allergen Information

Allergens can be found in the ingredients list

Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Dietary Information

Suitable for Vegetarians

Reviews

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

11 customers reviewed this product Average rating 5

11 out of 11 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Lovely bottle of red

Really nice and an amazing price, lovely bottle to enjoy with friends.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Perfect

Absolutely delicious, a perfect example of how a chianti should taste :-)

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Absolutely lovely!

I bought this chianti for an italian dinner and that was fantastic! Everybody really enjoyed it.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

This is The Chianti to Buy

When only an excellent bottle of Chianti will do, this is the one to buy. Robust and smooth at the same time. Compliments fireside supping and Italian inspired meals.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 2 found this review helpful.

lovely

I hadn't found an enjoyable chianti until now - great stuff

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