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Melini Lilium IGT Governo 2016

An rich and intensely fruity Super-Tuscan, made from a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Fruit Notes, Full-Bodied Red
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Producer Melini
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Wine Type Red Wine
Body / Style Fruit Notes, Full-Bodied Red
Grape Blend Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 14
Vintage 2016
Extra Info Intense Tuscan wine
Food Pairing Guide Charcuterie and cheeses, well-seasoned minestrone, grilled red meats
Terroir Albarese and galestro soils

Melini Lilium is a super-Tuscan wine with real character and charm. Made from a blend of Sangiovese (bringing Italian charm), Cabernet Sauvignon (bringing dark, intense fruit) and Merlot (bringing its soft, fruitiness), this wine is an intense and vivid ruby red. Some of the grapes are partially dried, which adds a rich concentration. As you swirl it in the glass, there are delicious aromas of sweet cherry and raspberry, as well as a subtle earthiness.

Melini puts its signature to the IGT Governo all'Uso Toscano which has sprung from the rediscovery of a fascinatiing traditional method based on refermenting the wine when it has been drawn of along with raisined grapes.

The grapes come from the areas that are traditionally suitable because of the combination of soil, exposure and climate. The vineyards, with high density planting, are trained on well exposed lands composed of alberese and galestro, the two typical soils in the Chianti area of Tuscany After careful selection, some of the grapes are allowed to raisin. A painstaking control of the drying stage allows them to obtain perfectly integral and rich in sugar bunches. At the same time batches of wine that have just been drawn off are selected and the previously raisined grapes are added to this. This slow refermentation springs from the springs from the rediscovery and exaltation of a practice rich in history and territory: Governo all'Uso Toscano. This, combined with careful temperature control and skillful use of modern vinification techniques, make it possible to obtain a 'rich' structured wine with a unique character which is engaging and inviting at the same time.
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