"Steeped in the hills of Tuscany lies Melini, an impressive winery second to none in the art of making the area's most famous wine: Chianti Classico. Melini was founded in 1705 and established itself as an 'international' winery in 1860 when Laborel Melini collaborated in developing the straw-covered flask (fiasco). This made it possible for the wine to travel and launched Melini in international markets. Vinification is from low altitudes within the Chianti zone, aged in a combination of oak casks, barriques, and steel. A modern wine with distinctive Tuscan roots. It shows a pronounced bouquet of raspberries and blackberries with hints of violets and irises. Perfect pairing for veal, roasts, pork, pizza, pasta in meat sauce.--Winemakers Note "