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Melini Chianti Borghi d'Elsa 2011

Melini Chianti Borghi d'Elsa 750ml 2011   
Sku: 1780331

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The Melini family constructed their first winery in 1705 in Pontassieve, a village on the outskirts of Florence. Their wine was consumed locally until 1860, when Laborel Melini collaborated in developing the straw-covered glass flask (fiasco), which made it possible for wine to travel safely overseas.

Tasting notes
Bright, ruby-red. The bouquet is intense, fragrant with elegant scents of iris and raspberries and spices. The taste is dry, full and harmonious with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almonds and fruit.

Technical notes
Wine Type: Dry Red Grape Type: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 7% Malvasia, 3% Trebbiano. Country: Italy Region: Tuscany

Other text
Vinification: Selected vineyards on the hills along the river Elsa, by old and picturesque villages of Monte Reggiani, Colle, San Gimignano and Certaldo. The vines are trained on simple and double Guyot at 300-350 m high on well exposed soil, made of alberese, marl and limestone. The wine is aged for more than one year in oak. The ripe grapes, picked in October, are vinified in “red” with two weeks maceration and pumping over. Fermentation takes place at 25-26 degrees Celsius.

Food pairing
Food Match: pork, pizza, pasta in meat sauce, chicken, Antipasto.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Reg. 10.99
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