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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Melini Chianti Straw Flask 2004
Melini Chianti Straw Flask 2004
(search item no. 91576)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $12.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Trebbiano, 5% Malvasia.

Bright, ruby-red in color, the bouquet is intense, fragrant with elegant scents of iris, raspberries and spices. The taste is dry, full and harmonious with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almonds and fruit.

Food pairings: Pizza, pasta in meat sauce, chicken.

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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.