La Chimera

La Chimera Vinsanto D.O.C. del Chianti Classico

La Chimera

Vinsanto D.O.C. del Chianti Classico

Made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes harvested in October and left to dry until early February, Castello di Monsanto’s Vinsanto is produced according to strict traditions. The must is stored for a decade in small casks, which are exposed to the elements in the Vinsantaia throughout summer and winter. No technological analysis is performed – all that’s required is infinite passion for a great Chianti tradition. This sweet wine is not just for desserts, its acidic structure gives an outstanding elegance and persistence, enabling it to stand up to unusual food pairings.

Designation

Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C.

First year of production

1970

Grape varieties

50% Trebbiano and 50% Malvasia

Training system

Guyot


Vinification

Withered grapes on racks

Maturazione o invecchiamento

12 years in 50 and 100 litre casks made from chestnut, oak, and cherry wood.

Ageing

One year of bottle aging

94/100

Doctor Wine

Daniele Cernilli

93/100

Wine Spectator

Climate trend

Winter was mild and dry in 2007 with much less than average rainfall, consequently the vegetative growth began in April with some concerns for the dry climate. In June, almost two weeks of rain rebalanced the situation. The summer was not particularly hot and in mid-August there were a few rainy days. The harvest began and ended with beautiful weather.

La Chimera