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 French oak barriques (second passage) for 18 months


Six months of bottle aging

Climate trend

The winter of 2007-2008 was colder than the previous one. April was mild with warmer than average temperatures but May and June were both characterized by  lower than average temperatures and more rainfall than usual. The rain during flowering significantly reduced the quantity of grapes on the vines. From the middle of June the weather changed to warm temperatures without rain until almost the middle of August when there was about a week of rain. In early September the temperature was high once again but with very good temperature fluctuation between night and day. In late September and early October several days of rain occurred. The reduced quantity of grapes in the vineyards aided regular maturation.

Castello di Monsanto Riserva