Melini Borghi d'Elsa Chianti 2018 / 1.5 L.

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese, Canaiolo

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The Chianti region in central Tuscany produces the internationally-famous red wine of the same name. With a long history, the wines of Chianti have evolved through the years. At one point, Chianti was typically a blend of Sangiovese (the primary red grape used in the region) and several other grapes, including white grapes like Trebbiano and Malvasia. As wine trends and palettes have changed, most growers have eliminated the white grapes from their Chianti since they often caused the wines to be too light. Likewise, Chianti used to be recognized for it's distinct, squatty, straw-covered bottles, but producers have moved away from that since those bottles grew to be recognized as emblematic of a lesser quality wine.

All that aside, there are many world-class wines produced in Chianti, especially in the Chianti Classico zone located in the center of the region. Here you'll find medium-bodied, dry reds with firm tannins and high acidity. These wines are tremendous for pairing with Italian foods of all sorts.

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There are few regions as picturesque as Italy's Tuscany. And there are few regions that produce finer wines, either. Tuscany is home to legendary wine regions Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti, among others, where the red wine grape Sangiovese is king. It's also home to "Super Tuscans," a category of Tuscan wines that don't officially fall within the Italian wine classification system.

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Italy is famous for its powerful, sleek, and elegant reds wines from ancient growing areas with legendary names such as Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano. Italian white wines are also gaining popularity: Orvieto, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon are excellent examples of Italian white wines.

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SKU 67338
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Melini Borghi d’Elsa Chianti
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Product Location - Location-Appellation Chianti
Package Size 1.5 L.
Wine/Spirit Brand Melini
Bottles per Case 6
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped No
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Sangiovese, Canaiolo
Primary Grape Sangiovese
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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2018 / 750 ml.

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JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, July 21, 2020
A fruity, plummy red with berry and cherry character and hints of chocolate. Medium body. Creamy tannins. Excellent value. Drink now.
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VN9797 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2021
The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is an absolutely stunning wine. The archetype of Rancia in the past has been of a big, potent Chianti Classico but in 2018, Rancia is a wine of mind-blowing elegance and finesse. Silky, perfumed and indescribably finessed, the 2018 dazzles from start to finish. It’s a magical wine in every way.
RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 7th Oct 2021
The 2018 is an unusual vintage that shows an especially austere character. Off the bat, it must be said that the Fèlsina 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia would certainly benefit from more cellar time and a long drinking window. The Rancia is elegant and streamlined with a medium-bodied style that breaks from some of the more concentrated vintages we’ve seen in the past. The bouquet reveals a lot of dark or black character with blackcurrant, tar, resin, iron ore and a dusty hint of dry graham cracker (which reminds us of the vintage heat). Structurally, the wine offers a solid and firm footing, but it would benefit from further evolution.
JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 11, 2021
This is really subtle and complex with cherry, herb, floral and sage aromas that follow through to a full body with firm, fine tannins that give form and energy to the wine. Racy and very fine. Drink or hold.
SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2021
There is a green, leafy edge along with vanilla aromas surrounding the black cherry and resinous oak flavors on the palate in this sinewy red. Finishes on the chewy side, with austere tannins. Needs time. Best from 2024 through 2035. 4,000 cases made. (Bruce Sanderson)
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SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2023
Complex and harmonious, this polished red is saturated with black cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, incense and iron aromas and flavors, revealing fruit, savory and mineral elements on the aftertaste. Beautifully balanced, with enough tannins to age another decade or longer. Sangiovese and Canaiolo. Drink now through 2033. 12,500 cases made, 6,500 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 7th Dec 2023
The Carpineto 2018 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva is dark and thick with lots of black and purple fruit packed tight within. Despite the opulance of the mouthfeel, the wine never feels heavy. Indeed, that fresh acidity adds pretty lift to the mouthfeel. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Canaiolo delivered throughout this 150,000-bottle release. (Monica Larner)
JS8888 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, September 6, 2022
A soft and rich red with cherry and barley character as well as toasted oak. Full-bodied with round tannins. Slightly stewed fruit. Drink now. (James Suckling)
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Chianti Colli Fiorentini
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RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 5th Nov 2020
The Tenuta San Vito 2018 Chianti Colli Fiorentini Darno is made with certified-organic fruit and represents a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo, both vinified in a combination of stainless steel and cement. The fruit is sourced from an eight-hectare site with limestone and alluvial terraces. The Darno offers ripe fruit with strawberry and cherry, but there is also some spiciness that recalls crushed white pepper or cola that you often get with indigenous Italian grapes. The nice thing about this wine is that the grape purity does come through despite the more obvious richness and concentration that the winemakers were going for. Production is 35,000 bottles. The natural fruit freshness and sweetness of this wine would pair with a spicy plate of bucatini all’amatriciana.
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Not Shippable. WNY Local Delivery and In-Store Pickup only. Learn More Sorry, this item is not available for shipment outside of the Western New York area. Either the bottle is too large for our packaging (i.e. we cannot ship anything larger than 750 ml), the dimensions/shape of the bottle doesn't fit within our packaging for safe shipment, or this is a widely-distributed wine (e.g. Barefoot, Yellow Tail, etc) which we only sell at our physical store or for in-store pickup.

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WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2023
A nose of mixed berries with a backbone of crushed stone, graphite and freshly ground pepper transitions onto a palate still berry-forward but with savory undertones of meat and leather to provide contrast and firm tannins to keep things in line. (Danielle Callegari)
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