Castello di Monsanto Riserva

Castello di Monsanto Riserva Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva

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 winery’s belief in Sangiovese, which acquires a strength and 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.

Designation

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva

First year of production

1962

Grape varieties

90% Sangiovese; 10% Canaiolo and Colorino

Training system

Guyot and spurred cordon


Vinification

In temperature controlled truncated conical steel vats with emptying system (Délestage) and pumping over for about 18/20 days.

Maturazione o invecchiamento

One part aged in 3800 litre oak casks and the other in second passage tonneaux for around18 months

Ageing

Six months of bottle aging

94/100

Doctor Wine

Rubino intenso e vivo . Avvolgente e fine al naso , lievemente balsamico , con note di vaniglia, cassis, tabacco , menta e amarena.Sapore composto e teso , tannini fitti molto ben integrati.Finale di ottima lunghezza.

Daniele Cernilli

94/100

James Suckling

James Suckling

95/100

Tony Wood Italian Wines

Corona

Vini Buoni d'Italia

92/100

Vinous

The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva is a bold powerful wine. Black cherry, iron, tar, menthol and licorice give the 2018 a super-distinctive, wild profile. There is plenty of depth and volume. In 2018, the Riserva offers a decidedly wild, gamy expression of Sangiovese. Best of all, the Riserva remains a fabulous value.

Antonio Galloni

90/100

Wine Spectator

Bruce Sanderson

Climate trend

2018 started with early budding due to above average temperatures in March and April, followed by a fairly rainy May. From June 10th onwards, temperatures started rising again and we had a good summer at Castello di Monsanto with little rain in the month of August.
Veraison began in late July and continued quite slowly in the month of August. Summer temperatures were within the norm. In September, particularly, we had a succession of sunny days with considerable day-night temperature variation, allowing the grapes in our area to achieve the expected level of phenolic and aromatic ripeness. The red grape harvest began in mid-September and finished in mid-October. All the wines from the 2018 vintage are showing a great fruitiness and a remarkably well-integrated acidity with an important tannin structure.

Castello di Monsanto Riserva