The Monsanto winery is owned by the Bianchi family. Father, Fabrizio and daughter, Laura manage the Winery today.
Castello di Monsanto owns some of the best vineyard sites within the appellation and is home to the largest reserves of Chianti Classico in Tuscany. In 1962, Fabrizio Bianchi founded the winery after it was presented to him as a wedding gift from his parents. That same year, pioneering Monsanto was the first winery to make a Chianti Classico Cru from the single ‘Il Poggio’ vineyard and worked to eliminate white grapes from Chianti Classico Riserva blend. Further, in 1981 Monsanto harvested the first 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nemo, from the Il Mulino vineyard.
The Castello di Monsanto estate covers a total of 206 hectares (509 acres), of which more than half is wooded, while olive orchards occupy an additional 15 hectares. Estate vineyards, located at an altitude between 250 and 310 meters (82-1,070 feet), covers a total area of 72 hectares encompassing hand picked Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Trebbiano and Malvasia varieties.
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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
The Chianti Classico Riserva comes from a selection of grapes from vineyards which are more suitable for long maturing. Vinified in steel with a maceration of about 20 days, and as a second passage, it is aged in smaller wooden barrels for about 18 months, to then rest for a ... more
Castello di Monsanto Vin Santo La Chimera 2005
The Vinsanto is made up of 50% Trebbiano Toscano and 50% of Malvasia del Chianti. After the harvest, the selected grapes are dried on rush mattings until the end of January. After the start of the fermentation the must is placed in 55- and 110-litre oaken half-barriques where it matures ... more
Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio 2013
Color: Ruby red tending towards garnet.
Aroma: Rich,intense and complex with aromas of black cherry and spice.
Palate: Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors matched with a backbone of tannin.
Food Pairing: A exceptional compliment to red meats, roasts and game. more
Castello di Monsanto Nemo 2003
Born in the vineyard "Il Mulino" at 260 metres a.s.l., planted in 1976 with only Cabernet Sauvignon. Its name comes from the famous saying "Nemo propheta in patria" which in those years - the first harvest was in 1982 - was well-suited to the avant-garde and pioneristic spirit of the ... more
Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio 2012
Today it represents the most prestigious product of the company, appreciated all over the world. It is produced only in the best vintages. The company has chosen to keep a considerable quantity of bottles of this wine in the cellar being the permanent archives, able to tell the history of ... more
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