• "Monrosso" Chianti DOCG 2016

      “Monrosso” Chianti DOCG 2016

      Intense ruby, in the nose first pronounced earthy notes, then hints of blackberry, spicy, slightly smoky. Good body with a firm core, juicy taste with well-proportioned tannin, a pleasant berry aroma in the final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bursts with ripe cherry, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors, driven by lively acidity and an elegant frame. Balanced, yet firmly supported by dense tannins." Wine Spectator

      • 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
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020+
      • Note: Tagliatelle with rabbit ragout
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162516 ·  0,75 l · 11,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,60 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

      The Chianti Classico has nice fruity and spicy notes, juicy and flattering on the palate. Success - this classic from Castello di Monsanto gives you an idea of the style of the even bigger reds of this winery. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, clear ruby. Somewhat cloudy in the nose, slightly hints of iodine, some liquorice and tobacco. Dense on the palate, lots of pithy tannin, shows a lot of pressure, still needs storage, but has very good aptitudes, peppery". Falstaff

      "The 2016 Chianti Classico Annata is gorgeous. Bright, floral and savory, with terrific persistence, the 2016 is super-expressive. On the palate, the 2016 is soft, silky and beautifully nuanced, with all of the raciness that makes the Monsanto wines so compelling. In 2016, the straight Chianti Classico Annata is just a touch on the savory side, but it is the wine's overall persistence and classiness that stand out most." Antonio Galloni

      "Rich and supple, laced with black currant, black cherry, violet and earth notes. Vibrant, firming up as the fruit-stained aftertaste lingers." Wine Spectator

      "Shows raspberries, pepper and black olives. Medium to full body, round tannins and a fresh, crisp finish. Linear and bright. Classic style." James Suckling

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      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months big wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,80 g/l
      • Sulfite: 33 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      13,90 €
    • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

      Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

      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

      "Brilliant, brilliant ruby red with a slightly brightening edge. First in the nose slightly reductive, burnt gum, then opens on rich currants and rose hips. On the palate melty and characterized by balanced play, elegantly expands, tight, lively, still looks a little young and has many years ahead of him." Falstaff

      "The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is bold, ample and powerful, with a real sense of breadth in this vintage. The tannins need time to soften, as the wine is a bit burly at this stage. This is another stellar release for a wine that routinely overachieves its peer group and price. Dense and packed, with tremendous structure, the 2015 has a lot to say. But readers will have to be patient, as it is very clearly early days for this wine." Antonio Galloni

      "Castello di Monsanto is in a warm pocket but the vineyards are well-ventilated by sea breezes and temperatures fall sharply at night. The Bianchi family uses autochthonous grapes only for their Chianti Classico. In the Riserva, Colorino is added for colour and Canaiolo Nero for its floral bouquet. Vibrant and clearly defined aromas of pepper, dogwood flower and red cherry lead into a much more austere expression on the palate. It possesses a tight yet succulent core with assertive tannins and a long, earthy and savoury finish where nuances of iron and orange peel promise an appetising future." Decanter

      "Tight and tannic for now, featuring cherry, black currant, leather, iron, juniper and tar flavors. Firmly structured, meaty and balanced on the tannic side, with a lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      "Aromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss this. Decant before serving. One for the cellar." James Suckling

       

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92+ points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Falstaff:93 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: 31,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 25 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162315 · 0,75 l · 23,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    • 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

      "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

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 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 Acid: 5,72 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 36 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19,90 €
    • Vin Santo del Chianti Classico "Chimera" DOC 2005

      Vin Santo del Chianti Classico “Chimera” 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

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      • 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 Acid: 7,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 141,00 g/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2018
      • Food Recommendations: dry pastry
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29160105 · 0,375 l · 106,40 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      39,90 €
    • "Il Poggio" Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2011

      “Il Poggio” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2011

      Il Poggio Riserva '11 exudes classic aromas of dark plum, menthol and liquorice, which will develop wonderfully over time. On the palate with an incredible amount of energy and liveliness. Our tip: buy, put in the cellar and forget for a decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant, intense ruby with a light garnet edge. Finely drawn, fragrant nose, shows notes of saffron and dried tomatoes, then lots of blackberry, ripe cherry, playful. On the palate juicy and firm, shows a lot of ripe fruit, raspberry and dark cherries, unfolds with polished, dense tannin, fine, present acidity gives the wine liveliness, in the final spicy cedar wood." Falstaff

      "A mix of graphite, tea, cherry and raspberry flavors are the highlights of this elegant, firmly structured red. Dense, dusty tannins reign on the finish. On the rustic side, yet with plenty of personality. This gets better with air." Wine Spectator

      "Monsanto's 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto Il Poggio offers striking depth in the rich, flashy style of the year. This is a surprisingly open-knit vintage for Il Poggio, that clearly reflects the personality of the year. Succulent red cherry, raspberry mints, tobacco, cedar and licorice all gain a measure of added textural richness in this warm vintage. At the same time, there is plenty of Sangiovese kick to keep things bright throughout." VINOUS

      "Very ripe fruit showing the warmth of the growing season of the vintage. Full and round with plenty of fruit and a savory finish. A classic Chianti Classico." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff: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: 31,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 20 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29162111 · 0,75 l · 58,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      43,90 €
    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