Castello Di Monsanto

In 1961 Fabrizio Bianchi, a successful textile manufacturer from Milan, purchased Castello di Monsanto and, in so doing, realized a long-held dream. Captivated by the beauty of Tuscany and convinced of the property's winemaking potential, Bianchi undertook the complete restoration of the vineyards and winery, while his wife, Giuliana, oversaw the restoration of the villa. Bianchi has relentlessly pursued the highest standards of quality, with particular emphasis on grape selection, natural vinification and a judicious use of technology.

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2015
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Aromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss
Item Number: 30977
Case: $263.40

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2014
91  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 91 “An elegant red, full of black currant, cherry, spice and herb flavors. Elegant and taut, in the traditional style, with fine complexity and a long finish. Best from 2018 through 2028.”  James Suckling 91 A wealth of attractive fruit such as cherry and berry. Hints of spice.

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2013
93  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 91 WS Top 100 2016 Rank 58 Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex nose with notes of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.  James Suckling 93   "Layered and pretty red with cherry and light

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2012
93  Antonio Galloni 
James Suckling 93 "A silky and pretty red with dried cherry and lemon peel aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Silky and racy. Tangy finish. Always a classic."  Vinous/Antonio Galloni 93 "Monsanto's 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva 50 Vendemmie is one of the

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A fruity, delicious red with sliced-plum and lemon-rind character. Full body with light tannins and a flavorful finish. I like the traditional, honest character here. Drink now."~JS  Wine Spectator 92 "Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, wild sage and pine mingle with cherry,

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2010
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Very immediate on the nose, with ripe summer fruit and hints of powder puff and potpourri. Very young and intense but still a little unsettled on the palate, with some traditional oak aromas still to be assimilated, intriguing complexity and great potential."  James Suckling 92

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2012 Rank 31 "A powerful and opulent style, this red displays ripe cherry, black currant, violet and tobacco aromas and flavors. The tannins are gripping on the finish, which lingers with sweet fruit and mineral accents. Well-proportioned. Best from 2014 through 2021.

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2008
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva is a very pretty, centered wine. Dark cherries, plums, spices, menthol, cedar, game and tobacco are some of the notes that emerge from the glass. The 2008 is an understated Riserva that impresses for its length, focus and balance. Anticipated

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2007
92  Wine Spectator 
 Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2011 Rank 31 "This ripe, juicy red is full of sanguine notes, along with black cherry and blackberry flavors. The tannins are well-coated by fleshy fruit and it lingers with a long, spicy aftertaste. Best from 2012 through 2022. 12,000 cases imported."~BS  Robert