This Chianti Classico Riserva is ruby red tending towards garnet. The bouquet is rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino. In 1962, Fabrizio Bianchi founded the winery after it was presented to him as a wedding gift from his parents. That same year, the pioneering Monsanto was the first winery to make a chianti classico cru from the single 'Il Poggio' vineyard and worked to eliminate white grapes from its Chianti Classico Riserva blend. Further, in 1981 Monsanto harvested the first 100% cabernet sauvignon, Nemo, from the Il Mulino vineyard. The estate covers a total of 509 acres, of which more than half is wooded, while olive orchards occupy an additional 37 acres. Castello di Monsanto is also renowned for its aging cellar with a length of 984 feet, where more than 1,300 barriques can be stored. It was entirely handmade with galestro stones collected from the fields around the winery.