The land of Castello di Meleto extend around the medieval town for about 2,470 acres: of these 300 are reserved for growing grapes. Sangiovese is the main varietal used in the production of the Chianti Classico DOCG. Other varietals planted in the '80s include Merlot and Cabernet, but since the late 90s there has been a process of replanting aimed at enhancing the traditional heritage of grapes in Tuscany, also introducing some white varieties such as Vermentino.

The soil is primarily composed of galestro, a chalky marlstone, alberese, a weathered sandstone and calcareous marl, from this arid and rocky soil the vines bring forth their best fruits, rich in natural aromas and fragrances.

Castello di Meleto produces primarily traditional Chianti Classico DOCG, a modern, intriguing Spumante Brut RosŔ, two typical and distinct types of Grappa, an organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil as well as breeding the Cinta Senese breed of pig.

The Meleto vineyards produce about 6,000 kilograms of grapes per hectare, which is harvested partly by hand and partly by machine.

Great wines from great grapes. The Meleto Chianti Classico is a modern wine which still retains the traditional fine and elegant flavor. Our legendary Vigna Casi Riserva and the Supertuscans have a more intense structure, yet pleasantly full-bodied and persistent.

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