Located high in the hills of Barberino Val d'Elsa in Chianti Classico, the splendid villa of 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.
Rich and supple, laced with black currant, black cherry, violet and earth notes. Vibrant, firming up as the fruit-stained aftertaste lingers. Best from 2020 through 2033. Rating: 93 Points; Wine Spectator
Shows raspberries, pepper and black olives. Medium to full body, round tannins and a fresh, crisp finish. Linear and bright. Classic style. Drink now. Rating: 94 Points; James Suckling
Castello di Monsanto makes some of the most delicate and elegant expressions of Sangiovese to be found anywhere in this Tuscan appellation. The 2016 Chianti Classico (90% Sangiovese with 10% Canaiolo and Colorino) makes good on that promise. From a classic and beautifully balanced vintage, this Sangiovese offers delicate berry tones with light touches of spice, smoke and crushed stone. Some 60,000 bottles were produced. You get great value here. Drink 2018-2023; Rating: 89 Points; Monica Larner; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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