…according to the Bianchi family
“Monsanto is located in the western-central area of the prestigious Chianti Classico region, in the Municipality of Barberino Tavarnelle. We’re in the San Donato in Poggio subarea, which produces wines with real integrity and character. Our wines are bold with a backbone of fresh acidity running through, which makes them stand up well to aging.
I believe that Chianti Classico is one of the most beautiful areas in Italy. It’s a garden maintained with love and care by its inhabitants, a place where culture and cultivation exist in perfect harmony with the unspoilt nature. One look at our estate is enough to see why Chianti Classico has one of the highest percentages of forest of any wine denomination in the world. Of our 220 hectares, 100 are made up of forest, which is vital for the development of microorganisms like yeast and enzymes, which play a key role in the growth of our vines.
To me, Chianti Classico is the perfect area for growing Sangiovese grapes, because the various soil and climate characteristics result in diverse, interesting wines. Yet despite their unique qualities, the wines never lose their authentic character – they are uniquely Italian and elegantly gastronomic.
Today, Chianti Classico is what we and other producers always dreamed of. Yet it is a dream that must continue, and the inclusion of subareas on the labels is now a crucial target for me.”
SAN DONATO SUBAREA
Monsanto is located in the San Donato in Poggio subarea, which produces wines with real integrity and robust character. Our wines are bold with a backbone of fresh acidity running through, which makes them stand up well to aging.
Castello di Monsanto has always worked tirelessly to showcase the potential of the Chianti Classico region, channeling its bold and passionate character into a wonderful advert for Sangiovese in the area between Florence and Siena. Castello di Monsanto has long played a key role in the denomination, leading the consortium that protects it to ensure that all the decisions are taken with the ultimate aim – quality – in mind.
THE CASTELLO DI MONSANTO STYLE
The most important Sangiovese growing area in Italy, Chianti Classico owes its wine fame not just to its ability to produce great wines, but also to the infinite different facets those wines possess – the result of the variations in soil and climate between the different parts of the area. Viewing this diversity as a source of richness and added value, Monsanto’s philosophy rests on the idea that a Chianti must never lose its authentic character – they must be uniquely Italian and elegantly gastronomic.
At the same time, one of the objectives of the company and of many other producers is to make the local variations even clearer by ensuring that subareas are included on labels.