2012 Castello di Monsanto Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico Riserva"
Winery: Castello di Monsanto
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico Riserva"
Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red
Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Canaiolo & Colorino
Region: Chianti Classico
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: 26,000
KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: October 18, 2016
Wine Review: From a typical vintage in Tuscany comes another superb wine from Monsanto. The nose is a mix of berry and steeped fruits and baking spices. The wine is a pretty brick red in the glass, typical color for a wine that is 90% Sangiovese. The palate is savory with raspberries, hints of aged tobacco, and cinnamon. The classic Sangiovese acidity is present on the finish but is well tamed by the oak aging (18 months). The finish is medium-long in length. Could drink well on its own, but with a well-braised lamb, this wine would shine. - Nicolay
Winemaker Notes: Not Available
Organic status: not organic
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