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Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
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GAMBERO ROSSO - 3 Glass
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"I agree with Gambero Rosso in giving this a 'three glass' award. This is traditional riserva at its BEST. Complex, structured, and elegant. Bright raspberry and floral aromas with a long, long finish. A toast to the best Chianti Classico offers and to drinking this vintage in 20 years." ~fp
Item ID: #3834
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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GAMBERO ROSSO - 3 Glass
Cellartracker 94
"I agree with Gambero Rosso in giving this a 'three glass' award. This is traditional riserva at its BEST. Complex, structured, and elegant. Bright raspberry and floral aromas with a long, long finish. A toast to the best Chianti Classico offers and to drinking this vintage in 20 years." ~fp

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Fattorie Melini is the top range of Tuscan wines from Melini, Chianti's historic estate since 1705. The Fattorie line uses only 100% estate-grown grapes from Chianti Classico's most renowned vineyards, creating Italy's benchmark wines, like the revolutionary "La Selvanella".

The estate holdings are divided into four individual fattorie that represent an exclusive patrimony of choice vineyards (403 acres) in Radda, Castellina, Gaggiano and San Casciano. Here, the noble Sangiovese Grosso clone is planted on sunny, hillside vineyards situated at up to 1,800 feet where a moderate, continental climate along with galestro (a loose marl-like schist soil) and albarese (weathered sandstone from sedimentary compact rocks), soils create perfect growing conditions where the fickle Sangiovese achieves maximum ripeness and aromatic complexity.

Piedmont-born Marco Galeazzo runs the winemaking, a role inherited from longtime, esteemed oenologist Nunzio Capurso. The winery, located in Gaggiano di Poggibonsi, sits carved out of a 1,000-foot hillside; benefitting from this design, multi-stage fermenters accomplish the progressive phases of vinification by gravity rather than forced pumping. Old Limousin casks rather than the more common Slavonian are used for aging the top quality wines.

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