Fattorie Melini

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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Fattorie Melini 'San Lorenzo' Chianti DOCG 2017
“With a bright, ruby color, the wine has a pronounced bouquet of raspberries and blackberries, with hints of violets and irises. In the mouth, there are well defined, full and savory flavors with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste of wild forest berries, blackberry preserve and almonds.“ ~winery notes
Item Number: 31285
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
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"The La Selvanella vineyard, one of the best crus in the Classico area, consists of 123 acres planted entirely to Sangiovese Grosso. Chianti Classico Riserva La Selvanella 2012 has a clear, dark, ruby color; full, complex bouquet with strong notes of red fruits, irises, and hints of vanilla. The
Item Number: 25190
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Melini Chianti Riserva 2014
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85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon“The Chianti Riserva is bright ruby red in color with a nose of raspberry, blackberry and a touch of violet. On the palate the wine is medium in body with soft, jammy berry fruit, spice and a firm finish.” ~winery notes
Item Number: 14002
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Melini Borghi d'Elsa Chianti DOCG 2017
"Borghi d'Elsa has intense, fragrant and elegant aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with violet and Florentine iris notes. On the palate, the taste is dry, full, harmonious and slightly tannic, with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almond and fruits of the forest." ~winery notes
Item Number: 11606
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Melini Chianti Borghi d'Elsa 1.5L
Sangiovese: 85%, Canaiolo Nero: 10%, Malvasia: 3%, Trebbiano: 2% "Borghi D'Elsa has intense, fragrant and elegant aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with violet and Florentine iris notes. On the palate, the taste is dry, full, harmonious and slightly tannic, with an elegant aftertaste of
Item Number: 3009
Bottle:$9.99
Case: $59.94
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Fattorie Melini 'San Lorenzo' Chianti DOCG 2016
“With a bright, ruby color, the wine has a pronounced bouquet of raspberries and blackberries, with hints of violets and irises. In the mouth, there are well defined, full and savory flavors with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste of wild forest berries, blackberry preserve and almonds.“ ~winery notes

Fattorie Melini 'San Lorenzo' Chianti DOCG 2015
"With a bright, ruby color, the wine has a pronounced bouquet of raspberries and blackberries, with hints of violets and irises. In the mouth, there are well defined, full and savory flavors with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste of wild forest berries, blackberry preserve and almonds." ~winery notes

Fattorie Melini 'San Lorenzo' Chianti DOCG 2014
"With a bright, ruby color, the wine has a pronounced bouquet of raspberries and blackberries, with hints of violets and irises. In the mouth, there are well defined, full and savory flavors with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste of wild forest berries, blackberry preserve and almonds." ~winery notes

Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Sweet spice, licorice and cherry flavors are supported by a dense underlying structure. Still, this remains on the elegant side, showing good balance and length. Drink now through 2020."~B.S.

Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
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95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Masculine and generous with forest fruit aromas. Rustic with flavors of leather and wild game and gripping tannins. Plump and intense, this has great texture and spice on the finish. It is textbook Sangiovese -complex yet elegant. Masses of ripe berry fruit and strong spicy notes.

Fattorie Melini 'Terrarossa' Chianti Classico Riserva 2005
"Bright, ruby-red. The bouquet is intense with violets, raspberries and iris scents and overtones of aromatic hay, spices and toasted almonds. The taste is dry, full, harmonious with an elegant aftertaste of liquorice, ripe fruits and jam." ~Winery notes

Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2008
"Chianti Classico Reserva La Selvanella is Fattorie Melini's top wine and is a benchmark for Italian wine. With its 1969 debut vintage Tre Bicchieri veteran, La Selvanella was the first wine made from a single vineyard in Chianti and among the first in Italy. Gambero Rosso has declared La Selvanella

Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
Italy's Gambero Rosso "Due Bicchieri/2 Glass" Award  Cellartracker 94 "Top Rated Veteran, first single vineyard in Chianti, this was my type of wine. tobacco with a ripe fruitiness and cherry jam. The entry on the palate is substantial with prominent tannins and finish is full of flavour and very

Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2003
88  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 88 "The estate’s single-vineyards 2003 Chianti Classico La Selvanella Spent a whopping 30 months in French oak, something that is rarely seen these days. Dark, brooding aromas of smoke, tar, scorched earth, black cherries, leather and spices flow from this rich, large-scaled wine.

Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
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

Fattorie Melini 'San Lorenzo' Chianti DOCG 2013
"With a bright, ruby color, the wine has a pronounced bouquet of raspberries and blackberries, with hints of violets and irises. In the mouth, there are well defined, full and savory flavors with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste of wild forest berries, blackberry preserve and almonds. An unrivaled

Melini 'La Selvanella' Chianti Classico 2003
 "The wine shows alluring leather, red berry and herbal aromas, and elegantly balanced wild cherry fruit on the palate with spicy red currant notes. The wine has a plush mouthfeel that is helped by beautifully articulated acidity, soft tannins and long finish. The 2003 vintage is notable for its