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Date Printed: 2/26/2017
MELI Carignan 2008
MELI Carignan 2008
(search item no. 113552)
screw cap wine
has large label

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 2/26/2017: $9.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This lesser known varietal is planted extensively in southern France. Although it doesn't usually take a leading role, there's star power in Meli's 90% Carignane-10% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Aged in both used oak barrels and stainless steel, this wine is concentrated and unique, with an distinctive balance of earth and fruit.
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About MELI:

Meli is the dream of celebrated winemaker Adriana Cerda. Adriana had already been a respected winemaker for 30 years when she decided it was time to make her own wine.

In 2005, she and her three adult sons bought a property with 60-year-old Carignane and Riesling vines in the Maule Valley. Using dry farming, Meli produces two unique wines — both unusual for Chile. These varieties, Riesling and Carignane, are well-suited to the cooler Maule Valley, where the growing season is long, with cool nights and warm days.