The grapes: 80% Sangiovese Grosso, 20% complementary grapes.
Ideal conservation: for immediate drinking but can still surprise after a few years.
Food pairings: hors d'oeuvres of charcuterie and assorted cheeses, tasty starters and vegetable soups, and grilled red meats, but also an inviting and convivial aperitif.
Serving temperature : 18-20°C
The Florentine noble family Melini first became involved in wine making in 1705 and have been making wine ever since. Amongst other feats Melini introduced the famous straw flask “fiasco” in 1860 and also lead the way in quality by being one of the first winemakers in Tuscany to vinify their wines by vineyard, much like the French. Melini is widely recognized as a historic brand that helped establish Chianti as a premium wine region in the 18th and 19th century.
The color is an intense and vivid ruby red while the perfume is enveloping and complex with marked notes of mature fruit (marasca cherry and raspberry) and pleasant floral scents (iris, violet); the flavor is full-bodied, smooth and fruity, keen and harmonious.