2015 Gran Selezione
Terre di Melazzano is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine producing region of Tuscany, halfway between Siena and Florence. When you drive down the renowned Chiantigiana country road that connects these two historical cities you’ll come across the organic wine farm. It is spread across 40 hectares of land: 22 are dedicated to vineyards and 3 are filled with olive trees. In 2012 the farm transitioned to an organics that involves the exclusive use of natural products throughout the growth cycle in the vineyards. This dedication to research and development led to the crafting of the first sulphite-free Chianti Classico.
Only in the best years, when the sun shines on the lands of Chianti and the vineyard achieves the perfect ripeness of Sangiovese, is Gran Selezione Chianti Classico di Terre di Melazzano is born. The blend of 100% Sangiovese is fermented and macerated in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 21 days before transferring to barriques and tonnaux for 24 months of elevage. The wine is then allowed to rest in bottle for 6 months prior to release.
Gran Selezione wine is made only in exceptional years, extremely limited production and it represents the pride and joy of any Chianti Classico producer. 2015 was a spectacular year in Tuscany and this particularly small estate produced wine that has great concentration, deep color and impressive fragrance. It has ripe, dark fruit, with a “touch” of oak, firm structure and lingering finish.
|Producer||Terre Di Melazzano|
|Appellation||Chianti Gran Selezione DOCG|