Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 La Selvanella, Melini
Here's the latest release of Melini's award winning single vineyard Chianti. Chianti Classico Riserva La Selvanella was the very first single vineyard Chianti when it debuted in 1969. The vineyard lies at 1,200 elevation where the direct sunlight and cool temperatures bring intensely flavored Sangiovese. Aged 30 months in oak cases this wine has dark, brooding aromas of black cherries, smoke, tar, leather and spices. A fully structured wine that shows deep concentration and long ageability. This wine is a frequent recipient of the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso.