Melini Coltri Vineyard 2 1997

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $33.99
Item No. 55499

Winemaker's Notes

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese

Aged 12 months in American oak barriques (Quercus Alba). The difference between these and the European is, less polifenols and more aromatic substances. The wine is left for 2 years in stainless steel and aged in bottles at least 6 months before release.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red with garnet hues. The bouquet is intense and complex, spicy (vanilla, resin and licorice) with attractive scents of wild berry fruits, aromatic hay and dry violets. The taste is full, dry, warm, soft but well structured with an aristocratic finish of blackberries and oak. Food Match: beef, game, red meat, roasts, venison.

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 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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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