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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio 2010


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Born in the vineyard "Il Poggio" (5.5 Ha, 310 metres a.s.l.) from which in 1962, it took its name: it is the first Chianti Classico Cru. Made of 90% Sangiovese and from 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino, it ages for 20 months in French oak barrels. Today it represents the most prestigious product of the company, appreciated all over the world. It is produced only in the best vintages. The company has chosen to keep a considerable quantity of bottles of this wine in the cellar being the permanent archives, able to tell the history of Castello di Monsanto. COLOR: Ruby red tending towards garnet AROMA: Rich, intense and complex with aromas of black cherry and spice. PALATE: Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors matched with a backbone of tannin. SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Open in advance and allowed to breathe. Decanting is preferable. An exceptional compliment to red meats, roasts and game.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Monsanto
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio is a toned and elegant wine with an enormous sense of inner harmony and grace. The wine is splendent in this classic vintage with clear pulses of forest fruit, spice, toasted almond, balsam herb, cola and dark licorice. Those balsam notes are one of the wine's most elegant features because they are delivered at perfect pitch. Silky tannins and bright acidity keep the wine very much alive in the mouth. Castello di Monsanto offers us a very authentic Chianti Classico.

Monica Larner, October 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorAromas and flavors of eucalyptus, wild sage, juniper, currant and cherry mark this supple red. Complex, with a solid, tannic structure underneath and a fruity, woodsy aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2015
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastAromas of underbrush, tilled soil, toast and espresso lead the nose. The firmly structured palate offers ripe black cherry, blackberry, coffee, anise and grilled herb alongside assertive tannins that need to unwind. Drink 1016-2020.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2015

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