Poderi Melini

It is no understatement that in Italy—and for that matter around the world—Chianti is an iconic name of undeniable appeal among wine lovers. With historical references as old as the 13th century, Tuscany’s Chianti wine occupies a singularly important position in Italy, with more than 17,000 acres of Chianti Classico-designated vineyards.

Every bottle from Poderi Melini tells a story of craftsmanship and dedication, inviting enthusiasts to savor the timeless elegance and distinctive flavors that define Tuscan winemaking. Since 1705 Poderi Melini has been nestled in the forests of the Chianti and Chianto Classico districts, spanning 556 hectares.

Alessandro Zanette represents the new generation of winemaking at Poderi Melini, continuing in the footsteps of Marco Galeazzo and the patriarch and esteemed oenologist Nunzio Capurso. The winery, located in Gaggiano di Poggibonsi, sits carved out of a steep 1,800-foot hillside; benefitting from this design, multi-stage fermenters accomplish the progressive phases of vinification by gravity rather than forced pumping. Old Limousin casks rather than the more common Slavonian are used for aging each of the Chiantis.

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  • San Lorenzo Chianti DOCG

    San Lorenzo Chianti DOCG

    Terroir: The vineyards that produce Poderi Melini Chianti San Lorenzo sit on the grounds of Melini's primary cellars, an area traditionally acclaimed ...

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  • Terrarossa Chianti Classico DOCG

    Terrarossa Chianti Classico DOCG

    The Poderi Melini Terrarossa Chianti Classico takes its name from the Terrarossa estate, located next to a picturesque village in the heart of Chianti ...

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