Castello Monsanto Chianti Classico 2013
Monsanto make restrained and savoury styled wines. Violet and raspberry and spice. Good acidity, with a touch of black tea. Grainy, grainy tannin. Very elegant. Drink after five years or 10, if you can wait that long.
This wine is born from a selection of grapes coming from the vineyards which are considered to be the most suitable for ageing in large 50hl barrels. Composed of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino, it is vinified in steel 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 glass.