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Castello di Meleto – The Authentic Chianti Classico

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On the hilltops of the Chianti Classico, between Siena and Florence, Castello di Meleto produce Sangiovese rich in Italian culture and history. Sangiovese, or ‘Blood of Jove’, is Italy’s numero uno grape variety. Jove (Jupiter) is the Roman king of gods. Sangiovese is the hero of the Tuscany region. Castello di Meleto’s 400 acres dedicated to vineyards occupy…

2019 Castel Firmian Riserva Pinot Grigio

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“Having spread itself around the globe, there are some locations where Pinot Grigio seems to be more at home, or better understood, than elsewhere. The Trentino DOC at the foot of the Italian Alps is definitely on that short list. The Riserva wines from Mezzacorona are produced using only the best fruit from good vintages. The grapes for this Pinot Grigio were grown in select vineyards around the village of Zambana. These are pressed immediately, with brief cool maceration after soft pressing. Fermentation separated into stainless steel tanks and small oak barrels. The wine has a light yellow colour, aromas reminiscent of ripe white peaches and pear, notes of mature chamomile and other herbs. The flavours are harmonious with the aromas and the palate is long and full-bodied. A faint touch of vanilla is present but as a spice rather than a dominant trait. This is a wonderful Pinot Grigio, and a great example of the variety as the most well regarded white grape in this part of Italy. “

2018 Castel Firmian Pinot Nero

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” Pinot Nero (a.k.a. Pinot Noir) wines from northern Italy can often surprise with the quality and individuality evident in the better wines. For those looking for Pinot Noir options, Trentino can be an interesting source worth investigating further. This example comes with some garnet reflections, and a pure nose of ripe wild cherries, strawberries and notes of cranberries along with floral violet like aromas. On the palate, the same purity continues, showing a properly dry table wine of a fresh and delicate style. Ripe instead of over-ripe fruit is spiced with notes of black pepper and underbrush along with some hints of oak, and framed by rounded tannins. “

2016 Castel Firmian Riserva Teroldego Rotaliano

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Teroldego is a grape variety indigenous to the valleys of Trentino. It is related to several local red grape varieties, as well as to Shiraz. A premium variety, it is appreciated for its capacity to give deeply coloured, lively flavoursome wines with pleasant tannins. The Riserva wines produced by the Mezzacorona co-operative are produced using only the best fruit from good vintages. The grapes are grown exclusively in Piana Rotaliana vineyards, their native home. The grapes are pressed without stems and macerated on the skins. After fermentation the wine is transferred to French oak barrels for 12 months and then rests for a further 12 months before bottling. This wine has an impressive deep colour with very attractive aromas of ripe fruit and berries. A fresh and elegant palate follows with subtle notes of barrel ageing. This is a full-bodied red with a framework of attractive, mature and fine tannins that allow the wine to be enjoyed on release, or over a short term cellaring perio

2019 Castel Firmian Pinot Grigio

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Having spread itself around the globe, there are some locations where Pinot Grigio seems to be more at home, or better understood, than elsewhere. The Trentino DOC at the foot of the Italian Alps is definitely on that short list. This wine is produced by the well-regarded Mezzacorona co-operative, where the Castel Firmian label represents the most refined wines of their diverse offer. All fruit is handpicked, with less than ideal grapes being de-classified to more entry-level wines. Traditional vinification is employed for this wine. This includes brief skin contact to increase structure and richness. The Castel Firmian Pinot Grigio tends to have an attractive mid-weight straw yellow colour on release. The aromas are quite distinct, with clear notes of white fleshed fruit blended with those of chamomile and herbs. The flavours follow the nose, with reasonably full body and good fruit weight followed by a dry and balanced, long aftertaste, all framed by a measured, delicate acidity.

2017 Castel Firmian Pinot Nero

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” Pinot Nero (a.k.a. Pinot Noir) wines from northern Italy can often surprise with the quality and individuality evident in the better wines. For those looking for Pinot Noir options, Trentino can be an interesting source worth investigating further. This example comes with some garnet reflections, and a pure nose of ripe wild cherries, strawberries and notes of cranberries along with floral violet like aromas. On the palate, the same purity continues, showing a properly dry table wine of a fresh and delicate style. Ripe instead of over-ripe fruit is spiced with notes of black pepper and underbrush along with some hints of oak, and framed by rounded tannins. “

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