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  • 3 Glasses Gambero Rosso - the highest honour in Italy's most highly regarded wine guide
  • "the Chianti Classico 2015 from the acclaimed 2015 vintage, is one of the great wines the estate has produced." Anthony D'Anna - importer
  • "a drop-dead gorgeous beauty" Antonio Galloni

Tasting Notes

Colour Ruby-Red
Nose It is intensely scented wine with a bright and lifted note of blackberries and plums, some hints of balsamic and a little spice.
Palate The palate is fresh with pure fruit flavours on the palate, lovely minerality and mouth-watering acidity are all supported by fine tannins. A wonderfully elegant and delicious wine.
Food Pairing Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi with Tomato-Butter Sauce.
Cellaring 15+ Years
Notes Monsanto dominates the valley below. Monsanto ("my saint") was named in honor of Saint Ruffiniano, who died here in 998 B.C., along with 150 other people involved in a battle. Castello di Monsanto is widely considered one of the top dozen Chianti Classico estates of today, especially if its top wine, the Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio, is mentioned. This wine is born from a selection of grapes coming from the vineyards which are considered to be the most suitable for ageing in large 50hl barrels. Composed of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino, it is vinified in steel for about 18 days. The maturing lasts 12 months in 50 hl barrels of Slavonia oak. Finally, it spends the last three-month period of ageing in glass.
Variety Sangiovese
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type Slovenian
Vintage 2015
Region Chianti Classico
Country Italy
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Castello Di Monsanto
Founded in 1962, the property of Castello di Monsanto is roughly 25 hectares of vineyards within the area of Chianti Colli Senesi. The Sangiovese clones present in the vineyards come from a mass selection of the vines found in the vineyard “Il Poggio”, the “mother” of all the vineyards at Monsanto. The density of the estate is extraordinary with about 5,000 to 5,500 plants per hectare. Within such a large vineyard there resides two historic vines of the Chianti Classico grape blend: Canaiolo and Colorino, which are central to the production and quality of their wines.
Chianti Classico
The Chianti Classico subregion covers an area of approximate 260 square kilometres between the ancient city of Florence to the north and Siena to the south. Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti are the four communes that are located entirely within the Classico area.

Within the collective Chianti region there are more than 8 million cases of wines produced and classified as DOC level or above! Both soils (weathered sandstone & bluish-gray chalky marlstone) and altitude (250 to 610m) make for varied range of wines. Typically producing Sangiovese based wines, medium bodied, with medium to high acidity and firm tannins is what the region is renowned for. The ultimate Pizza wines have so much character and interest and are well worth exploring.
Antonio Galloni
The 2015 Chianti Classico Fabrizio Bianchi is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Aromatically expressive and juicy, with no hard edges and exceptional balance, the 2015 is a real head-turner. Juicy red cherry, pipe tobacco, woodsmoke, incense and leather overtones add nuance throughout, but it is the wine's exceptional sense of poise that makes it utterly captivating. The 2015 is a wine of pure and total sensory pleasure. Drink 2017-2030


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