With the 2010 vintage, Castello di Meleto's Chianti Classico refocuses its effort on a more territorial style. The addition of Alicante, a native varietal of the region, brings a more traditional identity to this wine, lending a round, smooth character to the palate.
Deep ruby red color. The wine has a complex nose of cherries, floral and vanilla notes. It is soft and round with well-integrated tannins; excellent balance with a persistent finish.
Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Alicante
"Ruby red and intense, the 2010 Chianti Classico is a delightful surprise. The fruit from this vintage is incredibly balanced against light tones of spice, toasted nut and dark earth. It is not an overwhelming wine by any measure but it is a very balanced and clean expression. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020"
The Wine Advocate
"A powerful red, this evokes flavors of black cherry, blackberry confit and tobacco, showing a base of gravelly tannins. Frank and rustic, this offers a touch of heat in the mix."