Terrarossa Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

Fattorie Melini

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

Terroir: Fattorie Melini Terrarossa is sourced from within the Sienese region of the Chianti Classico DOC from hillside vineyards surrounding the village of Castellina. These hillside vineyards sit between 900-1,200 feet in elevation and are made up of varied soils of alberese, marl, clay and gravel.

Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked in early October and transported to the winery. Maceration takes place for 15 days in temperature controlled tank followed by 12 months in French oak and a minimum of 3 months aging in bottle prior to release.

Additional Information

Bright ruby-red. The bouquet is vinous and fragrant with violets and iris scents and hints of vanilla. The taste is dry, fine and full, pleasantly fruity with an elegant aftertaste of raspberries and almonds.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Winemaker: Alessandro Zanette
  • Soil: Alberese, marl, clay, limestone
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
    "This hot-vintage expression ushers forth a simple and accessible style that pleads with you to make that call for takeout tamales de carnitas. The Fattorie Melini 2017 Chianti Classico Terrarossa opens to simple lines and dark fruit with dried fruit, cherry, earth and crushed flowers. Fattorie Melini farms vineyards in two "comuni," or villages. I've placed this estate in this grouping for San Donato because the winery is located in Gaggiano di Poggibonsi, but the 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneti La Selvanella reviewed here is made with fruit from a celebrated single vineyard in Radda in Chianti."

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