Melini Chianti Classico Riserva Massovecchio 1995

Sangiovese from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 16535
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby-red color; full, complext bouquet with strong hints of dried flowers (violets and irises) and suggestions of vanilla and fruits of the forest. Velvety, elegant, soft and rich, with lingering finish.

This Chianti pairs well with Red meats, game, mature cheeses.

Learn About Melini

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.

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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