Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.9115 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Dan Thomas

Classic Sangiovese!

Classic Sangiovese!

Jan 20th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.0

Old school.

Old school.

Jan 6th, 2018
Douglas H

A good Chianti but nothing special.

A good Chianti but nothing special.

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1961 Fabrizio Bianchi, a textile manufacturer from Milan, realized his dream and purchased Castello di Monsanto and, in so doing, realized a long-held dream. Bianchi undertook the complete restoration of the vineyards and winery. A top wine on 2016 lists, Ruby with berry fruit and floral spice scents. On the palate cherry with notes of tobacco and cacao. Rich full tannins, well balanced on lingering finish. Perfect to drink now. Tasting Sample.

In 1961 Fabrizio Bianchi, a textile manufacturer from Milan, realized his dream and purchased Castello di Monsanto and, in so doing, realized a long-held dream. Bianchi undertook the complete restoration of the vineyards and winery. A top wine on 2016 lists, Ruby with berry fruit and floral spice scents. On the palate cherry with notes of tobacco and cacao. Rich full tannins, well balanced on lingering finish. Perfect to drink now. Tasting Sample.

Jun 22nd, 2017
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

9.1

Really lovely Chanti Classico, especially for the price. Crushed gravel, roasted meat and red fruit aromas. Lovely balance of acidity and tannins on the palate. Good stuff.

Really lovely Chanti Classico, especially for the price. Crushed gravel, roasted meat and red fruit aromas. Lovely balance of acidity and tannins on the palate. Good stuff.

Jun 9th, 2017
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

9.2

Was just a perfect Chianti- great for blind tasting!

Was just a perfect Chianti- great for blind tasting!

May 8th, 2017
boyd pearson

Great QPR. Still drank great on day 2.

Great QPR. Still drank great on day 2.

Apr 22nd, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

The illustrious 2013 vintage. There's a lot to like here. Roasted, smokey meat quality is intact. Dusty in the nose. Gravel that's been lit on fire. Acidity fairly dramatic. I still prefer the 12 for the nuance and balance. This is still a great wine.

The illustrious 2013 vintage. There's a lot to like here. Roasted, smokey meat quality is intact. Dusty in the nose. Gravel that's been lit on fire. Acidity fairly dramatic. I still prefer the 12 for the nuance and balance. This is still a great wine.

Mar 23rd, 2017
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

Smoke and gunpowder with cranberry and orange zest. Bright and firm.

Smoke and gunpowder with cranberry and orange zest. Bright and firm.

Jul 7th, 2017
Mark

Bright with a little earth

Bright with a little earth

May 4th, 2020