The Chianti Classico 2018 Castello di Monsanto – a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo – is broad, soft and rich in fruit. Ripe cherry and strawberry on the nose, followed by spices and earth. Serve it for lunch with grilled meat.
Monsanto Castle is a beautiful estate in Barberino Val d’Elsa,
property of the Bianchi family since 1962. The Castello di Monsanto estate has 206 hectares, more than half of which are wooded. The olive groves occupy another 15 hectares. The estate vineyards, located at an altitude between 250 and 310 meters, extend for 72 hectares planted with Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Trebbiano and Malvasia.
Monsanto Castle is also famous for its vaulted aging cellar. This spectacular “gallery” has a length of 300 meters where the barrels are kept. What is in effect a gallery, connects the new cellar with the original cellar, which is located just below the castle and dates back to 1740.
The Chianti Classico are of traditional origin and able to withstand time in an amazing way. Surely a company to be considered among the bulwarks of the denomination.