The Melini Winery dates back to 1705, and is one of the Chianti region’s oldest and most historic wineries. Melini owns over 1,200 acres in Chianti most of which are in the prime Chianti Classico zone.
Throughout its history, Melini has aggressively embraced innovations that improve quality. Founder Adolpho Laborel Melini used pasteurization in winemaking 33 years before Louis Pasteur wrote about the process. Melini introduced the fiasco strapeso, a tempered glass bottle that made possible the export of Chianti to foreign markets.
An icon of Orvieto, this wine is made by soft pressing and meticulous off-the-skins fermentation of grapes from vineyard selections on the Orvieto Classico hills. The wine has a pronounced fragrance of flowers and honey, with a well-balanced, sweetish flavor.
Brilliant, light straw yellow with greenish hues. Bouquet is fresh, gentle, pleasant and fruity. Taste is dry, and smooth with a crisp finish. Served chilled, it is an excellent aperitif and the perfect wine to accompany appetizers, fish dishes, salads and soft cheeses.