Friday, June 17, 2011

Melini Orvieto Classico, 2009

This is a sibling to the Melini Chianti I reported on a few weeks ago. Both are selling at my local D&W market for $6.99 a bottle. And both are incredible values.

The color is a medium deep straw, and the nose is full of herbal/fruit complexity--pears, citrus and delightful spcy notes. Medium bodied with a racy acidity and a touch of almond on the finish. Much more than anyone should expect from a $6.99 wine. Like the Chianti, it's traditionally made and honest with good fruit; no winemaker tricks to make it seem worth more than it really is.

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