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I recommend this wine. In fact, I may buy a case of 12 and share it with you.

It’s of the grape variety Sangiovese:

Melini Chianti 2005“Meaning Blood of Jove, or Jupiter, Sangiovese is the Chianti grape par excellence, and responsible in Tuscany too, for Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobilo de Montepulciano. A fussy grape to grow, it can produce lively, almost fizzing young reds with juicy, cherry flavours, as well as more concentrated, long-lived, oak-matured reds with superb, savoury, herb and spice flavours and great finesse. Ongoing colonel selection in Chianti Classic designed to reverse the rush to plant productive clones is helping the process of improving Sangiovese-based wines in Italy. Sangiovese is widespread in Argentina thanks to the influx of Italian immigrants and has become fashionable in California and, to a more limited extent, in Australia.”

We’re moving to a new flat soon and this wine will be perfect for the first addition to the cellar.


One Comment

    • Gary Manganiello
    • Posted Saturday, 27 October 2007 at 7:34 pm
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    I am looking for Isassi Chianti made by Melini.

    Thank you

    Gary Manganiello

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