Melini Chianti Riserva - Waitrose

Melini Chianti Riserva


Vintage: 2010
Region: Tuscany , Italy
Colour: Red
Style: Medium to Full Bodied
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 13.0% vol
Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, Melini Chianti is a dry, round and rich wine with flavours of ripe red fruits overlaid with smoky notes. It will make a great partner for pasta and tomato-based dishes as well as grilled meat, roasts and cheeses. Exclusive to Waitrose.

Tuscany’s hilly landscape and coastline on the West provides different microclimates that lend themselves to the creation of some of the finest red wines in the world. The area has winemaking history that predates Roman times but really made a name for itself with its Super Tuscan red wines during the 1980s. Tuscany has over 20 DOC zones and approximately 12 DOCG. These classifications denote quality wine from a specified area and are similar to the French Appelation Controlée.

Sangiovese is Tuscany’s principal grape and the vast majority of the regions’ famous wines such as Chianti, Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano embody the finest traits of this red variety.

Locally grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo and often blended with Sangiovese to make Tuscany’s infamous red wines, and the region's most highly-regarded white wines include Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Vermentino.