Chianti Classico RISERVA "La Selvanella" DOCG Melini
Chianti Classico la Selvanella
The Melini winery produces this sensational red wine “La Selvanella” with Sangiovese grosso grapes.
The vineyard is extended for 50 hectares all owned and cultivated with the Guyot method and the cordon spur pruning and they are located at 400 meters in the “La Selvanella” farm in the Radda hamlet. It is one of the best Cru of the Chianti territory and the soil is rich of alberese. It is exposed at south-west. The grape harvest takes place in October and there are 20 days of maceration with several pumping over. After the alcoholic fermentation at 27°C it follows the malolactic one. The refinement takes place in French oak barrels for 30 months and it follows the bottle refinement for one year.
Characteristics of this great Chianti Riserva “La Selvanella”
It has a dark ruby red color with garnet reflections. The smell is wide and complex with red fruits aromas together with vanilla and balsamic fragrances. The taste is generous, warm and sapid with an elegant aroma of toasted almond which is also persistent. It can be aged for some years.
Suggested pairings for this red wine from Tuscany of the Melini winery
It can be matched with red meats, game and aged cheeses. The service temperature is 18°C and it must be served in a wide wine glass. The proof is 14,5%.
It can be aged for 12 years if well conserved.