• "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

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      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: Tagliatelle with rabbit ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162517 ·  0,75 l · 10,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,75 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2017

      The Chianti Classico exudes beautiful fruity and spicy notes, juicy and flattering on the palate. Success - this classic from Castello di Monsanto gives a hint of the characteristic of the even bigger reds of this winery. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Noble ruby red. Inviting and crunchy nose, reminiscent of raspberries and pomegranate, away reminiscent of watermelon, hearty. Spans with enormous freshness, very juicy, clear fruit, flows calmly until the long lasting final." Falstaff

      "Shows wonderful purity on the nose, especially given the vintage, showcasing violets, red licorice and lavender with tea-leaf undertones. Excellent density and pliability on the succulent, medium-bodied palate, running through which are a streak of driven acidity and a wall of firm tannins." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 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: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162217 · 0,75 l · 18,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,55 €
    • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

      Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2016

      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

      "Dark glowing ruby. Inviting and fragrant nose of rich cherries, rose petals and young plums, particularly inviting. Balanced and fine on the palate, stretches magnificently, juicy, crisp and fresh, a classic." Falstaff

      "Just mid ruby. Expressive, lifted cherry nose and a sour-cherry palate packed with grainy tannins. Beautiful lightness of weight." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is a fabulous wine that punches well above its weight. Dark cherry, plum, licorice, spice, leather, lavender and tobacco all run through this wonderfully nuanced, vibrant Riserva. Already expressive and open, the 2016 will drink well for another 15+ years. Although not quite the value it was a few years ago, Monsanto's Riserva delivers serious quality for the money. Sweet floral notes extend this finish beautifully in this mid-weight, gracious, yet nicely structured Riserva from Monsanto." Vinous

      "Offering richness, density and a sharply delineated approach, the 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is an elegant but also classic expression from this storied estate. The best qualities of this vintage come through here with tight and focused fruit flavors and clear perfumes of wild cherry, rose and button mushroom. There is a lingering note of cherry sweetness that serves to glue the wine's other attributes, like its freshness and integrated tannins, together in harmony." Robert Parker

      "A fresh and bright red with sliced-orange and black-cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body. Tight and compact. Long and flavorful finish. Will age beautifully." James Suckling

      "This is packed with black currant, black cherry, floral and juniper aromas and flavors. The tannins are assertive, matched to bracing acidity and a touch of heat." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 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: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162316 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • "Chimera" Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2005

      “Chimera” Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2005

      "The 2005 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico La Chimera opens to a dark amber color and thick layers of glycerin that move in thick streaks down the side of the glass. It shows tertiary tones of burnt butter, toasted almond and candied fruit. This Vin Santo is very caramelized in personality with a chewy thickness that makes it a meal on its own, or an ideal pairing partner to an after-dinner cigar." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Trebbiano, 50% Malvasia
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 8 years in barrels of different woods
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 50,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 141,00 g/l
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Food Recommendations: dry pastry
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29160105 · 0,375 l · 90,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      38,89 €34,11 €
    • "Il Poggio" Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015

      “Il Poggio” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015

      In 1962, Il Poggio Gran Selezione was the first Chianti Classico of the appellation to be matured 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 unbelievably great energy and a lot of liveliness. Our tip: Buy it, put it in the cellar and forget it for a decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "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

      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Decanter :96 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: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162115 · 0,75 l · 63,56 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      47,67 €
    About the winemakers
    Castello di Monsanto
    Tuscany | 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