Chianti Classico "GRANAIO" DOCG Melini
A refined and respectful wine of the territory made with sangiovese grapes and other local varieties all cultivated in the Chianti territory. The vineyards are located in the Castellina in Chainti hills located at 300-400 meters above the sea level. The vines are cultivated with the Guyot method and the cordon spur pruning and the soils are rich of alberese and galestro. The profit is limited. The manual grape harvest takes place in the first decade of October and there is a cold pre-fermentation. The fermentation lasts 15 days under temperature control. There are several pumping over. Then there is a refinement in French oak barrels to have harmony and softness.
Characteristics of the Chianti Classico “Granaio”
It has a ruby red color. The smell is intense and complex with remarkable berries aromas of ripen grapes and elegant fragrances of vanilla and violet. The taste is decided, franc and pleasant but also soft with a net aroma of jam and almond.
Suggested pairings with this red wine of the Melini winery
It is perfect with lasagne, roasted meats, game, grilled meats and aged cheeses. It must be served in a Ballon wine glass at 20°C. The proof is 13,6% and it can be aged in a dark and fresh cellar for 6/8 years.