Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 121798
  • JS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby color. Intense and complex, typical of the grape variety with notes of cherries, floral and vanilla hints soft and round with well integrated tannins, pleasantly alcoholic. Good texture and excellent balance. The finish is persistent and mouth filling. It will pair beautifully with roasted meat, stews, game dishes, pasta with hearty meat sauces and aged cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"A full bodied red, with lots of spices and berries on the nose and palate. Full and velvety."
91 Points

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Rating:
(2/23/2014)
Spicy and bursting with cranberries on the nose and palate. It was consistently liked at a recent wine tasting that I hosted.
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Learn About Castello di Meleto

The structure of the Castle of Meleto, a 13th century majestic building, rises on a gentle hill, in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, at a small distance from the border between the old republics of Florence and Siena. Its very large Estate covers more than 1000 hectares (over 2400 acres), 180 of which are devoted to viticulture. The wines are mainly made with Sangiovese del Chianti grapes, which have grown for centuries in those vineyards. 180 hectares planted represent the fourth largest property in the region.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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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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