Delightful Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2016 from Castello di Meleto.
This is a great value Chianti Classico that exceeds my expectation!!
* Score : 92 Point
* Drink : 2021+
* Comment : Highly Recommended, Top value
* Grapes : 100% Sangiovese
* Winery information
The land of Castello di Meleto extend around the medieval town for about 2,470 acres: of these 395 are reserved for growing grapes. Sangiovese is the main varietal used in the production of the Chianti Classico DOCG. Other varietals planted in the '80s include Merlot and Cabernet, but since the late 90s there has been a process of replanting aimed at enhancing the traditional heritage of grapes in Tuscany, also introducing some white varieties such as Vermentino.
The soil is primarily composed of galestro, a chalky marlstone, alberese, a weathered sandstone and calcareous marl, from this arid and rocky soil the vines bring forth their best fruits, rich in natural aromas and fragrances.
Castello di Meleto produces primarily traditional Chianti Classico DOCG, a modern, intriguing Spumante Brut Rosè, two typical and distinct types of Grappa, an organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil as well as breeding the Cinta Senese breed of pig.
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2017 Savage Grace - Red Willow Vineyard Cabernet Franc Cru Carbonic @savagegracewines ·
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ℹ️ This wine is from Yakima Valley, Washington. It is 💯 Cabernet Franc. This wine is made in a "Nouveau" style using Carbonic Maceration, which is popular in Beaujolais, France. Carbonic Maceration starts by loading whole cluster grapes into a stainless steel tank and then pumping CO2 gas into the sealed tank. The anaerobic environment promotes intracellular fermentation (non-yeast based) to start inside the whole berry until the grapes burst. After the grape bursts, conventional fermentation takes over. The wine was bottled unfiltered after spending 10 months in steel tanks. The resulting wines have lifted fruity aromas, good acidity, and reduced tannins·
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👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of candied cherry, cranberry sauce, raspberry preserves, blood orange, and violets·
👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium- powdery tannins, medium alcohol (12.9%), and medium- body. A medium- length finish of cranberry sauce and thyme·
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