Fattorie Melini Orvieto Classico 1999 Front Label
Fattorie Melini Orvieto Classico 1999 Front Label

Fattorie Melini Orvieto Classico 1999

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    Orvieto wine derives its name from the Roman town "Urbs Vetus" and dates back to Etruscan times. It is a wine that became so popular that many famous painters such as Luca Signorelli and Pinturicchio, both of whom contributed to the paintings in the Duomo requested steady supplies as part of their contracts. The picture on the label symbolizes the rock, the cathedral, and the art, all of which make Orvieto a unique town.

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    Fattorie Melini is the top range of Tuscan wines from Melini, a historic Chianti estate since 1705. The Fattorie line uses only 100% estate-grown grapes from Chianti’s most renowned vineyards, creating benchmark wines such as “La Selvanella”, the first single vineyard wine in Chianti. Alessandro Zanette represents the new generation of winemaking at Fattorie Melini, continuing in the footsteps of Marco Galeazzo and the patriarch and esteemed oenologist Nunzio Capurso. The winery, located in Gaggiano di Poggibonsi, sits carved out of a steep 1,800-foot hillside; benefitting from this design, multi-stage fermenters accomplish the progressive phases of vinification by gravity rather than forced pumping. Old Limousin casks rather than the more common Slavonian are used for aging each of the Chiantis.

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