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CHIANTI 10 CASTELLO DI MELETO
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Bottle Size: 750ML
$16.95
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CASTELLO DI MELETO 2010 CHIANTI CLASSICO

We really got into the Castello di Meleto estate last year. The 2005 Release of Meleto’s “Vigna Casi” Riserva was in a beautiful place at seven years of age—impeccable quality at a very fair price. The newly arrived 2006 Riserva “Vigna Casi” is similarly showing a seductive mix of succulent cherry fruit and the aromatic depth of a beautifully aged wine. Even better, the estate’s 2009 Normale Chianti Classico arrived this year showing greater depth of fruit, brightness, and balance—and it was about 20% less than the 2008 vintage. Castello di Meleto is one of those princely estates you can only imagine in Tuscany (a 900 year old castle, 2,500 acres of land with only the best fraction planted to grapes, romance galore!), but the next level of quality is coming from modern viticultural improvements. Meleto’s estate in Gaiole is higher in altitude than most sites in the Chianti Classico zone—brightness and perfume are not a problem for the region, but sometimes ripeness is. Castello di Meleto’s estate has undergone a 10 year revision—sticking to the rockiest sites and training the vines closer to those heat reflecting stones. The result is a beautiful mix of purity and bright red fruit with a more harmonious and silky texture.





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