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

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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.


Vinsanto del Chianti Classico D.O.C.

First year of production


Grape varieties

50% Trebbiano and 50% Malvasia

Training system



Withered grapes on racks

Maturazione o invecchiamento

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


One year of bottle aging

Climate trend

The 2003 vintage will be remembered all over the country as one of the hottest and driest summers in the last century. The high temperatures and sunny weather started in the month of June and terminated at the end of October after the harvest season. The vintage was classified 4 stars by Chianti Classico Consorzio. The grapes didn’t suffer from over-ripening thanks to the “Galestro soil” in the Il Poggio vineyard, a calcareous schistose lime capable of retaining water in its layers.

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