If you are looking for a classic old school Chianti then look no further than this example which shows the kind of wines that put this region on the international map back in the 70’s. Castello di Meleto though have been around for a hell of a lot longer, with a history dating back to 1296. It’s also a pure Sangiovese without any International interlopers ruining the party. Moderately coloured, which is not a bad thing for Chianti, it shows a good mix of sweet red cherry fruits with lines of terracotta and dried herb aromas adding some Italian personality. It is followed by an elegant, and juicy palate with earthy notes and grainy tannins providing attractive depth and personality before a lingering finish. Good value for a well-made classic.
Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico 2019