Chianti Straw Flask 2010


Late Melini winemaker Adolfo Laborel Melini introduced the first “fiasco strapeso” (straw flask) in 1860, thus allowing his container of tempered glass to become resistant to the pressure of a cork inserted by a machine; Chianti could now be more easily be transported to customers near and far.

Terroir: This Chianti is sourced from select vineyard sites in the heart of Chianti along the south facing slopes of the Elsa river. The vineyards line the river on well-exposed hillsides that reach elevations of over 1,200 feet, with a blend of alberese, marl and limestone soils.

Vinification: This Chianti is vinified in a traditional Tuscan style; grapes are macerated for 10 days with frequent remontage (punching down of the cap) to bring out additional fruit and character. Aging takes place over a period of 6 months in a combination of large oak casks and neutral stainless steel tank.

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Bright, ruby-red in color, the bouquet is intense, fragrant with elegant scents of iris, raspberries and spices. The taste is dry, full and harmonious with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almonds and fruit.

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