Castello di Monsanto

‘IL Poggio’ Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.

An estate grown composition of 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino handpicked from the single ‘Il Poggio’ vineyard. Medium-full body with rich flavors of red berry and black cherry fruit set agianst a backdrop of silky tannins.  Tuscany’s first Cru.

REGION: Chianti, Tuscany – Italy

APPELLATION: Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.

PRODUCTION AREA: Loc. Monsanto – Barberino Val d’Elsa ‘IL Poggio’ single estate vineyard (5.5 hectares)

GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino

VINIFICATION: Hand-picked grapes selected at the optimum moment of the vintage.  Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at controlled temperatures.

AGING: 18 months in 500 litre French-oak tonnaux with an additional 12 months rest in bottle.

COLOR:  Ruby red tending towards garnet

AROMA: Rich, intense and complex with aromas of black cherry and spice.

PALATE: Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors matched with a backbone of tannin.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Open in advance and allowed to breathe.  Decanting is preferable.  An exceptional compliment to red meats, roasts and game.

ALCOHOL: 14%