Il Poggio

Il Poggio Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Gran Selezione

Il Poggio

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Gran Selezione

It was Il Poggio vineyard, way back in 1962, that heralded the start of Castello di Monsanto’s journey in wine production, with the first harvest overseen by founder Fabrizio Bianchi. Still to this day, the company’s most iconic bottle, Il Poggio, is the first Chianti Classico to feature the name of the specific vineyard from which it comes. White grapes were removed from the recipe in 1968. Il Poggio is the source – thanks to massal selection – of all the Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo vines in the winery’s other vineyards. Over 100,00 bottles have been produced and all of them spend time aging in the castle’s historic cellar, showcasing the wine’s stunning capacity for aging.

Designation

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Gran Selezione

First year of production

1962

Grape varieties

95% Sangiovese; 5% 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 20/22 days

Maturazione o invecchiamento

Aged in 3800 litre oak casks for about 20 months

Ageing

Two years of bottle aging

96/100

AIS Toscana

Corona

Vini Buoni d'Italia

97/100

Tony Wood Italian Wines

17.5/20

Jancis Robinson

97/100

James Suckling

Sweet berries with sliced cherries and mushrooms. Pungent flowers and fresh mushrooms, too. Full-bodied with layers of round, succulent tannins that are enveloped in ripe fruit. ItÕs rich and lively at the finish. A rather plush and exciting Monsanto. Really excellent now, but even better in 2024.

James Suckling

4 Viti

Guida Vitae

3 stelle ORO

Guida Veronelli

5 grappoli

Guida Bibenda

98/100

Doctor Wine

Rubino granato intenso, Complesso , avvolgente, sfaccettato al naso , con note di tabacco scuro , spezie dolci , ciliegia , cacao , accenni di vaniglia e di humus.Sapore di eccezionale equilibrio , con tannini perfettamente integrati , vellutati , corpo agile di straordinaria eleganza , con un finale dalla persistenza impressionante.

Daniele Cernilli

95/100

Decanter

96/100

Wine Spectator

HIGLY RECOMMENDED - HOT WINE - Flavors of ripe cherry , strawberry and currant are shaded by juniper , eucalyptus , black tea amdmineral notesin this intense , balanced red.

Bruce Sanderson

Climate trend

The 2016 vintage will be remembered in Chianti Classico as one of the most beautiful of the last decade. The winter was mild with abundant rains. The first days of April were unusually warm, which resulted in early budding by at least 10 days compared to the average. The month of May was considered average in respect to the season. The summer was quite hot, however it was interspersed with a few rainy days in both July and August which helped the progression of ripening the grapes. A September with cooler but sunny days and excellent temperature variations allowed the harvest of very healthy grapes in early October.

Il Poggio