Castello Di Monsanto
monsanto chianti classico 1998 1.5liter
CASTELLO DI MONSANTO CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 1998 1.5LITER
The Castello di Monsanto estate was established by Fabrizio Bianchi in the hillsides of Barberino Val d'Elsa in the province of Florence in the north-central reaches of the Chianti Classico denomination. Bianchi worked to clear a vineyard he named "Il Poggio" ("The Hill"), which would be utilized for production of a single vineyard wine riserva, the first example in Chianti Classico. Always the pioneer, Bianchi began to eliminate the white varieties, Malvasia and Trebbiano, from his Chianti Classico in 1968, preferring to use only the traditional red varieties of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino.
Each of the wines of Castello di Monsanto, from the award-winning Chianti Classico Riserva, to `Nemo', a Super Tuscan, to the lush and exotic Vin Santo `La Chimera', are true Tuscan treasures. Simply what you would expect from Castello di Monsanto, the grand jewel in the heart of Tuscany.
Color: Medium ruby.
Palate: Elegant and robust. Considered to be the finest example of Chianti Classico. It is the barometer by which all Tuscan wines are judged.
Recommended with: Pasta, pizza, meat dishes and a variety of cheeses.
88 points - Wine Enthusiast
"In this vintage, Monsanto's flagship wine, made from 90% Sangiovese Grosso, is a prime example of traditional Chianti. It features racy, dry cherry fruit, hard edges and structure galore. Whether it will evolve into a more open and friendly wine remains to be seen; normally Il Poggio ages well and improves in the bottle."
1.5 liter bottle