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.G. Riserva

First year of production


Grape varieties

90% Sangiovese; 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 Slavonian oak casks for 2 years


Six months of bottle aging

Climate trend

Most Tuscan growers regard 1985 as one of the vintages of the Century. The winter was unusually cold – everyone remembers the freeze that year, which decimated the olive trees - and the spring was also rainy with below-average temperatures. However, the initiation of the vegetation cycle was generally routine and flowering and fruit set were good. At the end of July, weather conditions changed unexpectedly. A long, hot summer followed by nice weather that persisted throughout the period of the harvest assured a vintage of grapes that were healthy and endowed with extremely high levels of sugar.

Castello di Monsanto Riserva