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The Melini Winery dates back to 1705 and is one of the Chianti region’s oldest and most historic wineries. Melini owns over 1,200 acres in Chianti most of which are in the prime Chianti Classico zone.
Throughout its history, Melini has aggressively embraced innovations that improve quality. Founder Adolpho Laborel Melini used pasteurization in winemaking 33 years before Louis Pasteur wrote about the process. Melini introduced the fiasco strapeso, a tempered glass bottle that made possible the export of Chianti to foreign markets.
The spirit of tradition that spurs innovation is clearly apparent in Melini wines especially in their newest project, Melini Re-Chianti. Re-Chianti is a modern interpretation of a classic wine. It is Chianti Re-invented.
Terroir: Melini Orvieto is grown in selected vineyards throughout the Orvieto DOC zone. These hillside vineyards sit at elevations up to 1,000 feet and contain soils primarily of clay.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested in early October and pressed and vinified in stainless steel tank.
Varietals: Procanico: 45%, Verdello: 20%, Grechetto: 15%, Malvasia: 10%, Drupeggio: 10%
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