Project Description

In 1705 the Melini family established a winery in Pontassieve, Tuscany, with the aim of creating wines of quality and provenance. Now recognised as one of Tuscany’s most popular wineries, Melini has become synonymous with Chianti as a result of its quality and innovation.

The Melini Winery in Gaggiano is situated 300 metres above sea level on the Chianti Classico hills along the road from Poggibonsi to Castellina in Chianti. Here, between 1970 and 1974, alongside an original building complex constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, a modern winery with four floors was built into the side of a hill. It was designed for the separate vinification of parcels from single vineyards (the cru concept). All vinification phases, from drying in the loft to aging in barrels and bottling are performed using specific techniques and following the philosophy of quality.
Today, Melini owns 554 hectares in the Chianti Classico area, including the San Lorenzo, Granaio, Terrarossa and La Selvanella vineyards.


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