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Castello di Meleto

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 8
Average Score:

Chianti Classico 2001 Chianti Classico 2001
Chianti Classico 2003 Chianti Classico 2003
Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 1999 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 1999
Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 2000 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 2000
Fiore 1999 Fiore 1999
Fiore 2000 Fiore 2000
Rainero 2000 Rainero 2000
Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 1998 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 1998



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Chianti Classico 2001, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico 2001

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blueberry, licorice, tobacco, vanilla and hints of cocoa and menthol. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however well balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and black cherry. A well made wine. This Chianti Classico ages for about 12-14 months in cask.

Alcohol: 13%

Stewed meat with mushrooms, Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

May 2004



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Chianti Classico 2003, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico 2003

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (90%), Colorino (5%), Merlot (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of black cherry, black currant and plum followed by aromas of blackberry vanilla, violet, licorice and cocoa. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and good roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, black currant and plum. This Chianti Classico ages for 12 months in cask.

Alcohol: 13%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2005



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Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 1999, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 1999

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) This Chianti Classico shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry and violet followed by aromas of plum, blueberry, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, cinnamon and hints of menthol and cocoa. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack with pleasing crispness, however well balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and black cherry. A well made wine. This Chianti Classico reserve is aged for 24 months in cask followed by more than 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Braised and stewed meat with mushrooms, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 20, June 2004



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Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 2000, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Casi 2000

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (85%), Colorino (5%), Merlot (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) This Chianti shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of blueberry, violet, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, mace, cocoa and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, good tannins, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry. A well made wine. This Chianti Reserve ages for 18 months in cask followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 33, September 2005



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Fiore 1999, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Fiore 1999

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (90%), Merlot (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry and violet followed by good aromas of plum, blueberry, cinnamon, chocolate, licorice, tobacco, vanilla and hints of eucalyptus and nutmeg. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine. Fiore ages in cask for 12 months followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Braised and stewed meat, Game, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 20, June 2004



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Fiore 2000, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Fiore 2000

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (75%), Merlot (25%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Tuscany) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, cinnamon, chocolate, black pepper and eucalyptus. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and good roundness, however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry. A well made wine. Fiore ages for 12 months in cask followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 33, September 2005



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Rainero 2000, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Rainero 2000

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Tuscany) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of black currant, violet, bell pepper, licorice, eucalyptus, tobacco, cocoa, vanilla and hints of clover. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, good tannins. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant. A well made wine. Rainero ages for 14 months in cask followed by more than 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Braised and stewed meat, Game, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

May 2004



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Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 1998, Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 1998

Castello di Meleto (Italy)

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Toscana, Sangiovese
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (Tuscany) This wine shows a deep amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of raisin and peach jam followed by aromas of dried fig, licorice, caramel, honey, dried plum, vanilla, hazelnut and hints of enamel and coffee. In the mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet attack and pleasing crispness however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of peach jam, raisin and dried plum. A well made wine. This Vin Santo ages in small casks.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Hard cheese, Confectionery, Almonds tarts

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

May 2004


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