District


The Farms


Today Melini owns 554 hectares in the Chianti and Chianti Classico district.There are about 136 hectares under vine with splendid vineyards like San Lorenzo, La Selvanella, Terrarossa, and Granaio.

San Lorenzo



 

Halfway between Florence and Siena, in Gaggiano di Poggibonsi, this is home to Cantina Melini, the cellar used for pressing Melini’s estate grapes. The winery is surrounded by 30 hectares in the Chianti production area.

La Selvanella



 

La Selvanella is located in the commune of Radda, in the province of Siena, but very close to the Panzano in Chianti district. The total area of 139 hectares rolling over the hilltop at 400–600 metres above sea level is home to a Sangiovese vineyard of 50 hectares.

The vineyard is one of the best crus in the Classico district thanks to excellent terrain, south-west aspecting, microclimate, and unhindered light.This is the site of Villa La Selvanella, in a breath-taking panoramic spot.

This vineyard provided the grapes for the 1969 vintage that produced Chianti Classico Vigneti La Selvanella Riserva, one of the first wines in Italy to be vinified as a selection and allow the cru of origin to be added to the label.

Terrarossa



 

Located between Castellina in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti, this is a single vineyard of 28 hectares in Chianti Classico.

 

Granaio



 

Granaio is a short distance from Gaggiano, along the road to Castellina in Chianti, close to a small, picturesque village and magnificent cypress woods. The vineyard covers 28 hectares in Chianti Classico.