Wine "Pian del Masso", Chianti DOCG, 2010
Wine saturated and bright ruby-red color.
The taste of the wine is full, rich, fruity, with a soft texture, very pleasant and harmonious.
Intense and complex aroma of the wine reveals strong notes of ripe berries (cherries and raspberries), also perceptible elegant floral shades of violet and iris.
The wine goes well with poultry, grilled or stewed meat, cheeses.
Unusual method of vinification wine "Pian del Masso": part of the traditional grape passes for red varieties vinification with maceration at controlled temperature for 10 days and frequent pumping of the must in order to ensure a smoother taste and fragrant aroma. Another, smaller part of the grape vines taken from a "overripe" state, is placed in the fermenters that already have almost finished wine. Fermentation is resumed and the result is a very slow and steady fermentation, which gives the "rich", structured and very complex product that can be stored for a long time.
Melini wine house was founded in 1705 on the outskirts of Florence, in the village of Pontassieve. Melini wine immediately became famous for their high quality, but until the middle of the XIX century they were delivered only to the domestic market, while in 1865, Alfredo Laborel Melini has not created a woven straw wafer bottle, allowing safe transport of wine abroad. In 1877, the Chamber of Commerce awarded the Florence House Melini diploma and a gold medal for the development and strengthening of the vast markets of Tuscan wines abroad. House Melini has confirmed its excellent reputation, and still produces some of the best-selling wines in the world. At the beginning of the XX century Melini to expand their holdings and bought about 200 hectares of vineyards in the Chianti Classico, and built a new winery in Gadzhiano di Poggibonsi, where they remain to this day. Melini is a part of GRUPPO ITALIANO VINI ("Group of Italian wines").