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Fattorie Melini Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto la Selvanella 2008

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Summary:Chianti Classico Reserva La Selvanella is Fattorie Melini's top wine and is a benchmark for Italian wine. With its 1969 debut vintage Tre Bicchieri veteran, La Selvanella was the first wine made from a single vineyard in Chianti and among the first in Italy. Gambero Rosso has declared La Selvanella a "crowning glory" and "standard-bearer of the zone's most traditional style".Terroir:The La Selvanella vineyard contains multiple parcels spread of 123 acres of hillsides within the commune of Radda, halfway between Panzano and Volpaia. Planted entirely to Sangiovese Grosso, the vineyard sits at approximately 1,300 feet in elevation with an ideal southerwest exposure. Soils are mainly alberese (weathered sandstone), limestone and clay.Vinification:Harvest takes place in early to mid October with only the healthiest bunches being picked. The must is traditionally vinified with a long, cool maceration over a period of 20 days followed by an extended maturation of 30 months in French oak casks. - WineryTotal Alcohol: 13.25%Total Acidity: 5.8 g/lTotal Acidity: 3.40Residual Sugar: 2.06 g/l

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External Reviews for Fattorie Melini Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto la Selvanella

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Summary:Chianti Classico Reserva La Selvanella is Fattorie Melini's top wine and is a benchmark for Italian wine. With its 1969 debut vintage Tre Bicchieri veteran, La Selvanella was the first wine made from a single vineyard in Chianti and among the first in Italy. Gambero Rosso has declared La Selvanella a "crowning glory" and "standard-bearer of the zone's most traditional style".Terroir:The La Selvanella vineyard contains multiple parcels spread of 123 acres of hillsides within the commune of Radda, halfway between Panzano and Volpaia. Planted entirely to Sangiovese Grosso, the vineyard sits at approximately 1,300 feet in elevation with an ideal southerwest exposure. Soils are mainly alberese (weathered sandstone), limestone and clay.Vinification:Harvest takes place in early to mid October with only the healthiest bunches being picked. The must is traditionally vinified with a long, cool maceration over a period of 20 days followed by an extended maturation of 30 months in French oak casks. - WineryTotal Alcohol: 13.25%Total Acidity: 5.8 g/lTotal Acidity: 3.40Residual Sugar: 2.06 g/l


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/16/2014

Summary:Chianti Classico Reserva La Selvanella is Fattorie Melinis top wine and is a benchmark for Italian wine. With its 1969 debut vintage Tre Bicchieri veteran, La Selvanella was the first wine made from a single vineyard in Chianti and among the first in Italy. Gambero Rosso has declared La Selvanella a "crowning glory" and "standard-bearer of the zone's most traditional style".Terroir:The La Selvanella vineyard contains multiple parcels spread of 123 acres of hillsides within the commune of Radda, halfway between Panzano and Volpaia. Planted entirely to Sangiovese Grosso, the vineyard sits at approximately 1,300 feet in elevation with an ideal southerwest exposure. Soils are mainly alberese (weathered sandstone), limestone and clay.Vinification:Harvest takes place in early to mid October with only the healthiest bunches being picked. The must is traditionally vinified with a long, cool maceration over a period of 20 days followed by an extended ma...



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