A wine with two faces

Castello di Monsanto Riserva

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva

An accessible example of the unique style and character of Castello di Monsanto wines. This multi-faceted wine can be enjoyed straight away or left to develop and evolve as the years roll by. It is our most widely produced wine by far, underlining our company’s belief in Sangiovese, which acquires a strength and an energy from our soil that must be patiently awaited. One of the oldest wines in Italy, it appeared on the market in the 1960s and has become an ambassador for the entire denomination around the world.

Appellation Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva
First year of production 1962
Grapes 90% Sangiovese - 10% Colorino e Canaiolo
Cultivation method Guyot e spurred cordon
Vinification in temperature controlled truncated conical steel vats with emptying system (Délestage) and pumping over for about 18/20 days.
Aging partly in 500-liter French oak barrels and partly in 225-liter barriques, followed by bottle aging.