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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Melini Chianti Classico Riserva Laborel 1999
Melini Chianti Classico Riserva Laborel 1999
(search item no. 79320)

PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $20.99

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

This Chianti pairs well with roasts and grilled red meat, game, lamb, aged cheese.

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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.