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Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva

Castello di Meleto
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionTuscany
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionChianti Classico
Drinking Window
GrapesSangioveseMerlot
Wine Description:
Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva is a highly regarded wine that showcases the best of the Chianti Classico appellation in Tuscany, Italy. Produced by a historic estate, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in the estate's vineyards, which benefit from the region's ideal climate and soil conditions. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the finest grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity and structure. The result is a rich and elegant wine with a deep ruby color, aromas of ripe red fruits, and a harmonious balance of flavors. This Chianti Classico Riserva is a perfect choice for those seeking a premium wine that embodies the essence of Tuscany. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May require some aging to fully develop its potential

User Rating:

4.1
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Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva is a remarkable wine that showcases the best qualities of the Chianti Classico region in Tuscany, Italy. This wine is produced by the renowned Castello di Meleto winery, known for their commitment to crafting exceptional wines. On the nose, the aromas are complex and inviting. You can expect to find a harmonious blend of ripe red fruits such as cherries and plums, accompanied by subtle hints of spice, tobacco, and dried herbs. These aromas are a testament to the careful selection of grapes and the meticulous winemaking process. When it comes to taste, Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva offers a well-balanced and elegant palate. The wine exhibits a medium to full body, with smooth tannins that provide a pleasant mouthfeel. The flavors of red fruits continue to shine through, accompanied by notes of black pepper, leather, and a touch of oak. The acidity is vibrant, adding freshness and ensuring a long, lingering finish. This Chianti Classico Riserva is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but it also has the potential to age gracefully. With proper cellaring, it will develop further complexity and depth over the years, rewarding those who have the patience to wait. Overall, Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico Riserva is a superb example of a well-crafted Chianti Classico wine. Its combination of fruit, structure, and elegance make it a versatile choice that pairs well with a variety of dishes, from traditional Italian cuisine to grilled meats and aged cheeses. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, this wine is sure to impress with its quality and character. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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