Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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SKU 13580

750ml

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Top 100 Wine of the Year # 58 : Aldo Bianchi, a native of San Gimignano, left Tuscany before the Second World War to seek fortune in the North of Italy. In 1960, he came back to the area for a wedding and was enchanted by the view from the terrace of Castello di Monsanto. It was love at first sight which made him buy the property within a few months. But if Aldo was bewitched by the landscape, Fabrizio, his son, immediately fell in love with the wines he found in the cellar. Thanks to a passion for wine handed down to him by his grandmother, who came from Piedmont, and to an innate entrepreneurial spirit, Fabrizio, together with the untiring help of his wife Giuliana, started to plant new vineyards and convert the numerous farmhouses.

In 1989, Laura, Fabrizio’s daughter, started to work in the company and gradually learned the land, the people who worked it and her father, the marvels and difficulties of the natural evolutive process which transforms grapes into wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Monsanto
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Wine SpectatorTop 100: 2016, Rank: 58. Designation Smart Buys. Pure cherry takes center stage, framed by tar, earth, tobacco and mineral elements. Vivid and elegant, showing fine intensity and equilibrium, with a lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. 17,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2016