• "Monrosso" Chianti DOCG 2017

      “Monrosso” Chianti DOCG 2017

      Intense ruby, in the nose first accentuated earthy notes, then blackberry, spicy, slightly smoky. Good body with a firm core, juicy and fresh on the palate with well-proportioned tannin, in the final a pleasant berry aroma. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months large barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,66 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Note: Delivery only possible to DE, CH, LI, UK and IS
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,95 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

      The Chianti Classico exudes beautiful fruit and spice notes, juicy and flattering on the palate. Successful - this classic from Castello di Monsanto foreshadows the style of the even greater reds from this winery. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby. Shows intense notes of ripe cherries and spicy herbs on the nose, some raspberry. On the palate polished and juicy, shows ripe cherry notes, fine-meshed tannin, long finish." Falstaff

      "Beautifully fragrant, brambly berries give way to well-defined aromas of pepper, flint, mint and wild rose. The palate is midweight with great depth of flavour and lovely inner-mouth perfume. Compact tannins are soft, yielding yet mouth-cleansing. It finishes with lingering traces of lavender and citrus peel." Decanter

      "The 2018 Chianti Classico is a beautiful and highly affordable wine with which to explore the vintage. Sweet, perfumed aromatics, silky fruit and mid-weight structure give the 2018 so much immediacy. The dark cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and spice flavors pulse with energy. Lavender, sage, orange peel, mint and dried spice add a very pretty aromatic upper register." Vinous

      "A juicy, fruity red with cherries, citrus fruit and some chocolate undertones. Medium body, lightly chewy tannins and a complex finish. Real Chianti Classico, as always. Little tight now, but beautiful." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,20 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 42 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      13,90 €
    • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      A concentrated and complex wine with beautiful aromas of dark cherry, plum, menthol, cedar and tobacco. Elegant, balanced and long - an understatement Riserva with good storage potential! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby red. Initially fine spicy notes on the nose, then of ripe cherry and rich raspberry, reverberating with toasted almonds. Juicy and rich on the palate, spreads over the tongue with proper pressure, clinging and long." Falstaff

      "An intense aroma of iron and graphite leads off, followed by black cherry, black currant, leather and forest floor flavors. This is well-built, with the dusty 2017 tannins, but also a lot of juicy fruit. The dry finish is compact." Wine Spectator

      "This is one of the icon wines of the greater Chianti Classico area. The hot vintage Castello di Monsanto 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva shows width and depth with plenty of dark fruit, cherry, blackberry and plum. The wine is steady and bright with polished tannins and a mid-weight approach that proves its overall versatility and adaptability. It is ideal for a plate of ricotta-filled gnudi." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is a powerful, dense wine. In most vintages, the Riserva is quite forthcoming, but readers should be prepared to cellar the 2017. Perhaps it is the Colorino in the blend, but the Riserva really packs quite a punch in terms of its structural intensity. Ripe red fruit, cedar, tobacco, licorice, dried herbs, cinnamon and blood orange start to develop with some aeration. The best clearly lies ahead." Vinous

      "Monsanto's 72 hectares of vineyards are divided into distinct parcels, each vinified and aged separately. The Riserva is the result of a collaborative tasting and blending conducted by owner Laura Bianchi, her father Fabrizio, and Andrea Giovannini, the estate's oenologist since 2001. Striking and penetrating in its aromas, the 2017 flaunts juniper, spiced strawberry, currant, cedar and iron. While these echo in the mouth, the palate is still a bit austere and angular, with sinewy tannins - all the better for ageing. There is plenty of freshness here as well, and it finishes with loads of clove and star anise." Decanter

      "Lots of ripe cherries and berries with undergrowth and mushroom undertones, as well as ash. It's full-bodied with round, creamy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. A solid Chianti Classico here. Give it a year or two to soften." James Suckling

      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • Vinous:92+ points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,72 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 36 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162317 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Nemo" Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT 2015

      “Nemo” Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT 2015

      Nemo is an exceptional Tuscan Cabernet: It's masculine, extremely piquant and has an impressive expressiveness. In the initially slightly reductive bouquet a poptpourri of morello cherry, spices, liquorice, leather, tobacco and a hint of rosemary oil. On the palate it is powerful, complex and of a high aromatic intensity and at the same time has a distinctly Tuscan identity. We strongly recommend that you allow the wine a few hours of aeration before drinking it - the alternative for the patient is to return to the cellar and find it again in five years... SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with a slight violet tint. Opens with notes of smoke and leather, emphasizing earthy components, then lots of dark currant, balsamic notes. Very juicy and clear at the beginning and the end, very well worked out fruit, handy tannin. Falstaff

      "This is a little reductive and needs decanting before serving. Full body, soft and velvety tannins with lots of currant, fresh herb and tile. Savory finish. Decadent." James Suckling

      "Hints of bell pepper in the aroma give way to cherry, plum, cedar, iron and coffee flavors in this tightly wound red. Complex, but needs time for all the facets to emerge." Wine Spectator

      "Sporting a smart new label design, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Nemo is a confident and varietally pure expression of the grape. Despite the heat and the sunshine of the vintage, the cooler conditions of Barberino Val d'Elsa allow for some spice and green herb to accent the bouquet here. At its core, the wine shows a thick heart of blackberry fruit and sour plum. Give it a few more months to gain in weight and volume thanks to extra bottle aging." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162815 · 0,75 l · 47,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      35,90 €
    • "Il Poggio" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      “Il Poggio” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

      In 1962, Il Poggio Gran Selezione was the first Chianti Classico in the appellation to be vinified and bottled as a single-vineyard wine (cru) - a revolution at the time!

      Sparkling, rich ruby garnet. The wine exudes classic aromas of dark plum, menthol and liquorice, which will develop wonderfully over time. On the palate with incredible energy, tension and lots of liveliness. Our tip: Buy it, put it in the cellar and forget about it for a decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "With vines ranging from 25 to 45 years old, Monsanto's six-hectare Il Poggio site is divided into three parcels that ripen up to one week apart. They are vinified separately and assessed after ageing to determine what makes it into the final blend. While extroverted on the nose - expressing peppery juniper, tarragon and iron - Il Poggio 2016 is still rigid, firm and linear on the palate. Compact and full, it will need more time to unfold. For now, it hints evocatively at a stone-walled herb garden. Powerful and savoury with a sappy finish." Decanter

      "Ripe cherry, strawberry and currant flavors are shaded by juniper, eucalyptus, black tea and mineral notes in this intense, balanced red, which is vibrant, firm and well-defined, with its fruit and mineral notes extending on the long aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      "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. It's rich and lively at the finish. A rather plush and exciting Monsanto." James Suckling

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna il Poggio is a potent, virile wine that demands patience. It is also the kind of Chianti Classico that won't truly be expressive until the tannins have softened and the aromatics become more open. That is not likely to happen until at least age ten or more. To be sure, the 2016 is not especially forthcoming or charming today." Vinous

      • Vinous:92+ points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months new barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,79 g/l
      • Sulfite: 47 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162116 · 0,75 l · 73,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      54,90 €
    • "Nemo" Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT 2015 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Nemo” Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT 2015 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Nemo is an exceptional Tuscan Cabernet: It's masculine, extremely piquant and has an impressive expressiveness. In the initially slightly reductive bouquet a poptpourri of morello cherry, spices, liquorice, leather, tobacco and a hint of rosemary oil. On the palate it is powerful, complex and of a high aromatic intensity and at the same time has a distinctly Tuscan identity. We strongly recommend that you allow the wine a few hours of aeration before drinking it - the alternative for the patient is to return to the cellar and find it again in five years... SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with a slight violet tint. Opens with notes of smoke and leather, emphasizing earthy components, then lots of dark currant, balsamic notes. Very juicy and clear at the beginning and the end, very well worked out fruit, handy tannin. Falstaff

      "This is a little reductive and needs decanting before serving. Full body, soft and velvety tannins with lots of currant, fresh herb and tile. Savory finish. Decadent." James Suckling

      "Hints of bell pepper in the aroma give way to cherry, plum, cedar, iron and coffee flavors in this tightly wound red. Complex, but needs time for all the facets to emerge." Wine Spectator

      "Sporting a smart new label design, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Nemo is a confident and varietally pure expression of the grape. Despite the heat and the sunshine of the vintage, the cooler conditions of Barberino Val d'Elsa allow for some spice and green herb to accent the bouquet here. At its core, the wine shows a thick heart of blackberry fruit and sour plum. Give it a few more months to gain in weight and volume thanks to extra bottle aging." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162915 · 1,5 l · 64,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      96,90 €
    • "Il Poggio" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Poggio” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      In 1962, Il Poggio Gran Selezione was the first Chianti Classico in the appellation to be vinified and bottled as a single-vineyard wine (cru) - a revolution at the time! The wine exudes classic aromas of dark plum, menthol and liquorice, which will develop wonderfully over time. On the palate with incredible energy and lots of liveliness. Our tip: Buy it, put it in the cellar and forget about it for a decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, rich ruby garnet. Very intense and inviting nose with rich notes of ripe cherries, some cranberries, plus fine tobacco notes, exciting. Swings and sings on the palate, lots of ripe fruit, cherries and plum dominate, plus fine-meshed, very well-integrated tannin, fine melt on the final." Falstaff

      "This is an elegant and graceful wine. The Castello di Monsanto 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Il Poggio is a dark and sultry expression that maintains the polished and sophisticated house style for which this estate is known. This top shelf Sangiovese shows a slightly sweet side with dried raspberry and blueberry, but it also delivers a lot of freshness with balsam herb, blue flower, rosemary and cypress tree." Robert Parker

      "The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna il Poggio is a beautiful and compelling wine. High-toned floral and savory notes emerge first, with plenty of sage, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco and crushed rose petal aromatics. Pliant and open, the 2015 is already quite showy. It will drink well with minimal cellaring. In fact, it's already pretty expressive. The one thing I would do is open it well in advance to allow some youthful Sangiovese funkiness to blow off." Vinous

      "Balsamic aromas and flavors of juniper, rosemary, sage and loamy earth give way to plum, cherry and iron notes in this dry, powerful red. Burly tannins complete the package. The lasting impression is of ripe fruit, showing some heat in the balance. This screams terroir and needs time to find equilibrium." Wine Spectator

      "First produced in 1962, Il Poggio is an iconic Chianti Classico that stands the test of time. The Bianchi family puts aside 2,000 bottles each vintage in its extensive underground tunnel for release at least 10 years later. Still nascent, the 2015 slowly divulges stunning aromas of cherry blossom, blood orange, eucalyptus, and raspberry. It starts out tight and linear then unravels expanding across the palate with ripe woodland berries underscored by slate. Chalky tannins maintain a firm grip throughout. This will continue to deliver its complex nuances for at least a couple of decades." Decanter

      "Lots of ripe fruit with plum, berry, chocolate and walnut character. Such pretty, creamy tannins. It's full-bodied and intense with gorgeous fruit and a flavorful finish. Very serious and finely crafted. Che bello! Drink after 2022." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Falstaff:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months new barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 36 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakersCastello di MonsantoTuscany | Chianti
    Castello di Monsanto

    It was above all the charm and magic of the beautiful Collina del Poggio that led Fabrizio Bianchi to settle in the Castello di Monsanto in 1961. Just one year later, his vision of producing a cru in the Chianti region took shape: The first 6,000 bottles of Vigneto il Poggio changed hands. The fact that Bianchi made Plot II Poggio a truly unique location was considered revolutionary at the time. The introduction of water-cooled steel tanks and the switch from chestnut wood to Slovenian oak was at least trend-setting.

    The clear and uncompromising intention of Bianchi to produce high-quality and authentic Tuscan wines by hand and in harmony with nature has not changed to this day. But while his quality concept was smiled at in the beginning, the family estate has long since become part of the establishment and one of Tuscany's globally recognised traditional businesses. Meanwhile, the village near the municipality of Barberino Val d'Elsa lying Castello run by daughter Laura. She decided against a career as a lawyer in order to continue the Tenuta in the tradition of her father, who was born in San Gimignano. She even developed his style further.

    The vines are grown at an average altitude of 280 metres above sea level. The mineral-rich Galestro soils are the ideal breeding ground for them. The wines produced on the western edge of Chianti Classico reflect the enormous potential of the terroir. The noble drops have an extraordinary personality, are complex and of great depth.

    Andrea Giovannini has worked as an oenologist at the Castello di Monsanto since 2001. He had previously been responsible for the wines of Ornellaia for several years. However, winemaking is not the task of a single person, but of a team of three. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The winery is probably one of the most fascinating in Chianti Classico. Monsanto is an innovative company that has transformed innovation into tradition and classicism."Gambero Rosso 2012

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1962
    • Owners: Fabrizio and Laura Bianchi
    • Oenologist: Andrea Giovannini
    • Annual production: approx. 450,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 72 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation