Melini Chianti Borghi Delsa 2011

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SummaryBorghi dElsa takes its name from the picturesque villages that line the Elsa River: Monte Reggiani, Colle, San Gimignano and Certaldo.Terroir: This Chianti is sourced from select vineyard sites in the heart of Chianti along the south facing slopes of the Elsa river. The vineyards line the river on well-exposed hillsides that reach elevations of over 1,200 feet, with a blend of alberese, marl and limestone soils.Vinification: The Borghi dElsa is vinified in a traditional Tuscan style; grapes are macerated for 10 days with frequent remontage (punching down of the cap) to bring out additional fruit and character. Aging takes place over a period of 6 months in a combination of large oak casks and neutral stainless steel tank.NotesThe Borghi DElsa has intense, fragrant and elegant aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with violet and Florentine iris notes. On the palate, the taste is dry, full, harmonious and slightly tannic, with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almond and f...

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti
Winery: Melini
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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03/10/2013

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External Reviews for Melini Chianti Borghi Delsa

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Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

SummaryBorghi dElsa takes its name from the picturesque villages that line the Elsa River: Monte Reggiani, Colle, San Gimignano and Certaldo.Terroir: This Chianti is sourced from select vineyard sites in the heart of Chianti along the south facing slopes of the Elsa river. The vineyards line the river on well-exposed hillsides that reach elevations of over 1,200 feet, with a blend of alberese, marl and limestone soils.Vinification: The Borghi dElsa is vinified in a traditional Tuscan style; grapes are macerated for 10 days with frequent remontage (punching down of the cap) to bring out additional fruit and character. Aging takes place over a period of 6 months in a combination of large oak casks and neutral stainless steel tank.NotesThe Borghi DElsa has intense, fragrant and elegant aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with violet and Florentine iris notes. On the palate, the taste is dry, full, harmonious and slightly tannic, with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almond and f...




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