2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Sangiovese - 750ML
2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
  • JS 92
  • WA 91
  • WS 90
  • JR 90
  • W&S 90

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Reg: $34.94

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In Stock: 2 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 92
jamessuckling.com, November 2013
This is very aromatic with dried flowers and black cherries. Full body, very fresh acidity and beautiful fruit. This is long and racy. So delicious now with a mineral undertone and a clean finish. Drink or hold.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva sees more contact with barrel (neutral tonneaux and barrique) but you can hardly tell. This stunning expression exudes femininity and elegance. Wild berries, tar, licorice and balsam...   The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva sees more contact with barrel (neutral tonneaux and barrique) but you can hardly tell. This stunning expression exudes femininity and elegance. Wild berries, tar, licorice and balsam herbs emerge softly from the bouquet. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022. - Monica Larner  
WS 90
Wine Spectator, October 2013
Cherry, raspberry, leather and spice flavors highlight this rich, succulent red, which is firm, yet balanced and integrated, with a long, cherry- and spice-tinged finish. Best from 2015 through 2025. – BS
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2012
A shade darker than the Classico normale, with the same precision, but finer and more concentrated. Violet and raspberry and spice. Good acidity for the vintage, with a touch of black tea. Grainy, grainy tannin. Very...   A shade darker than the Classico normale, with the same precision, but finer and more concentrated. Violet and raspberry and spice. Good acidity for the vintage, with a touch of black tea. Grainy, grainy tannin. Very elegant and well done for the vintage. 17/20 (WS)  
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits, April 2014
Layering scents of plum skin and cherries over roasted tomatoes, this wine is broad and rich. The tannins feel round but still carry an edge, helping to lend clarity and focus to the flavors. Substantial enough for pasta...   Layering scents of plum skin and cherries over roasted tomatoes, this wine is broad and rich. The tannins feel round but still carry an edge, helping to lend clarity and focus to the flavors. Substantial enough for pasta with boar ragù.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Chianti
Appellation Classico
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

The Chianti Classico Riserva comes from a selection of grapes from vineyards which are more suitable for long maturing. Vinified in steel with maceration of about 20 days, and then in smaller wooden barrels for about 18 months. The wine is typically a blend of 90% Sangiovese, with Canaiolo and Colorino comprising the remainder.

Winery

Castello di Monsanto

Castello di Monsanto is a family owned and operated wine estate located in Chianti, Tuscany. Fabrizio Bianchi founded the winery in 1962 and produced the first 6,000 bottles of the Chianti Classico Cru, Il Poggio. He pioneered the use of only 3 grapes (Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino), eliminating white grapes (Malvasia and Trebbiano) from the Chianti Classico blend.

The 72-hectare vineyards are located between 260 and 310 meters above sea level. Out of these 72, 56 hectares are planted with Sangiovese found in the Il Poggio vineyard and a small percentage of Canaiolo and Colorino. The Valdigallo vineyard produces Chardonnay and the Il Mulino vineyard is the ideal place for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Castello di Monsanto has a unique cellar which is worth a visit. The three-hundred-meter tunnel links the new cellars to the castle’s 18th-century ones and was built by hand-split marl stones using ancient Medieval techniques.