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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
$18.39 USD
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Wine Details

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RiservaChiantiTuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2007 Vintage) Made from grapes from a further selection, first in the vineyard and afterward in the winery, this Riserva consists of Sangiovese (90%) and Canaiolo and Colorino (10%). It has excellent potential for aging. This wine is widely distributed on the domestic and international markets.

(2007 Vintage) The Chianti Classico Riserve comes from a selection of grapes from vineyards which are more suitable for long maturing. Vinified in steel with a maceration of about 20 days, and as a second passage, it is aged in smaller wooden barrels for about 18 months, to then rest for a minimum of 3 months in glass. Composition of the grapes : 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino.

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    Can age another 3 or 4 years and get better. Dark ruby red with violets and blueberries on the nose. Well balanced. Better with food.

    over 5 years
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    John's 4 bottles! Cheryl thinks its a little dry but is still drinking it with some abandon.

    about 5 years
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    almost like crushed violet flwrs blueberry

    about 5 years
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    garys

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) The estate's 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is delicious. Black cherries, herbs, tobacco and spices come together in a dark, brooding expression of Sangiovese framed by big, massive tannins. This finish is long and intense. Today the wine requires serious patience, but there is little question that it will be superb in a few years time. I can't wait to see what Monsanto has done with its top of the line Il Poggio in this vintage. In the meantime, the 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is a highlight; and a terrific value as well. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/00.
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/10/2012
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2005 Vintage) "Stay-at-home pasta or pizza dinners call out for a simple but solid Chianti, and Monrosso fits the bill beautifully. The ruby-colored wine (80 percent Sangiovese with smaller components of Canaiolo and Merlot) is fermented in steel and aged six months in oak casks for fresh, fruit-forward results. It is redolent of cherry, plum, milk chocolate and has distant hints of spice and licorice. Its lightweight consistency and subtle tannins make it an excellent, no-brainer match for most foods."
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/13/2014