2017 Monsanto Chianti Classico

Tuscany, Italy

Composed of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino, it is vinified in steel tanks for about 18 days. The maturing lasts 12 months in 50 hl barrels of Slavonia oak. Finally, it spends the last three-month period of ageing in bottle. Pretty floral and raspberry notes on the nose, leading to a palate that shows vibrant red cherry, cranberry, tart plum and vanilla. Some leather and smoke add to the layers, making this a pretty complex Chianti for this price point. Match with veal saltimbocca or beef tortellini covered in a rich tomato sauce.


  • Style

    Composed of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino, it is vinified in steel tanks for about 18 days. The maturing lasts 12 months in 50 hl barrels of Slavonia oak. Finally, it spends the last three-month period of ageing in bottle. Pretty floral and raspberry notes on the nose, leading to a palate that shows vibrant red cherry, cranberry, tart plum and vanilla. Some leather and smoke add to the layers, making this a pretty complex Chianti for this price point.

    Match with veal saltimbocca or beef tortellini covered in a rich tomato sauce.

    Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo & Colorino

    Decant: Recommended

    Closure: Cork

    Farming Practices: Sustainable

  • Tuscany, Italy

    Out of the 72 hectares of vineyards, between 260 and 310 metres a.s.l., 56 hectares are of Sangiovese, the vine which the company has always deeply believed in right from the start. The Sangiovese clones present in the vineyards come from a mass selection of the vines found in the vineyard “Il Poggio”, the “mother” of all the vineyards at Monsanto. Also present in a small percentage are the two historic vines of the Chianti Classico grape blend : Canaiolo and Colorino.

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