Fattorie Melini is a wine merchant founded in 1705. It is headquartered in Località Gaggiano in Poggibonsi in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. Fattorie Melini also make Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG white wines, for which Melini is the biggest bottler. Vin Santo is made under the Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC Occhio di Pernice. In the 1860 the Melini brand became well established abroad, thanks to Laborel Melini who devised a ‘strapeso’ or strengthened Chianti flask resistant to the pressure of the cork applied via machine which enabled easier shipping.

Owner: Gruppo Italiano Vini.

White wines

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Le Grillaie: 2018 Clean, watery. 13% alc. 40,000 bottles (2020 Anteprima). | 2019 More texture compared to the 2018 (2020 Anteprima).

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Fattorie Melini 

Chianti Classico DOCG, Granaio: 2017 80% Sangiovese, 20% other grapes.

Chianti Classico DOCG, I Sassi: 2000 Bottled.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Vigna di Fontalle Fattoria Machiavelli Riserva: 2011 Bottled.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Solatio del Tani Fattoria Machiavelli Riserva: 2012 Bottled.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Vigna di Fontalle Riserva: From San Casciano in Val di Pesa in the northern part of the Chianti Classico DOCG zone. Vines at 250 metres. The wine used to be sold under the Machiavelli label.

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Vigneti La Selvanella: Sangiovese from near.y 60ha vineyard in Radda in Chianti. 500-600 metres. Almost 60ha. Aged in large Allier oak. | 1986 Bottled. | 1990 Bottled. | 1999 Bottled. | 2000 Bottled. | 2001 Bottled. | 2003 Bottled. | 2006 Bottled. | 2015 100% Sangiovese.

Bonorli, IGT Toscana: SuperTuscan. Barrel-aged Merlot. The idea for it came from Nunzio Capurso (a key player at Melini). | 1999 Bottled.

Coltri: 2013 Bottled.

Il Principe: 2011 Bottled.

Vin Santo

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC Occhio di Pernice: 2000 17% alc. 17% alc. Seems very youthful for a 2000….(Anteprima 2020).


Fattorie Melini

Loc Gaggiano

I-53036 Poggibonsi (SI), Italy