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.


Chianti Classico D.O.C. Riserva

First year of production


Grape varieties

70% Sangiovese; 20% Trebbiano and Malvasia; 10% Canaiolo and Colorino

Training system

Guyot and spurred cordon


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

Maturazione o invecchiamento

In 5000 litre chestnut casks for 2 years


Six months of bottle aging

Climate trend

1966 was a unique year at Castello di Monsanto: Fabrizio and Giuliana Bianchi welcomed their second child Laura. It was also an intense period for them because they started renovating the old cellars under the castle and they enlarged the single vineyard Il Poggio by one hectare. Chianti Classico Riserva and Il Poggio 1966 were produced following the traditional formula as required by the Denomination. This vintage was vinified with the old system of “Governo alla Toscana”, which is a secondary fermentation set in motion with the addition of dried grapes in December and the grapes were not destemmed before maceration. 1966 was one of the smallest harvests ever from a quantitative perspective.

Castello di Monsanto Riserva