Castello di Monsanto 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva


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This wine is our most popular Chianti and always receives 90+ scores! When owner Fabrizio Bianchi purchased this ancient estate 1962, he began a transformation that continues to this day. The vineyards have all been revitalized and the winemaking is modern and up-to-date. He was one of the first to eliminate white grapes from his Chianti blend. The blend is 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino. Instead of large Slavonian casks the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barriques. James Suckling scored this 95 points saying “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. Real deal.” The Wine Advocate scored this 92 points saying “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 o…


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