Castello di Monsanto

Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.

Estate grown blend of 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino. The wine is rich, intense and complex with excellent depth of red berry fruit, distinct spice, outstanding acidity and nicely weighted tannins.

REGION: Chianti, Tuscany – Italy

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

PRODUCTION AREA: Loc. Monsanto – Barberino Val d’Elsa estate vineyards

GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino

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

AGING: 18 months in French oak barriques with an additional three months rest in bottle.

COLOR: Ruby red tending towards garnet

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

PALATE: Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting 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%