Monsanto


ORIGIN: Italy

TYPE/VARIETAL: Chianti

PRODUCT: Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

The Monsanto estate was purchased in1961 by Fabrizio Bianchi. The 72 hectares of vineyards of the estate are all planted in a contiguous area in the Barberino Val d'Elsa subsection in the southern part of Chianti Classico. This is one of the best areas for the creation of fine Chianti, since the average elevation of the vineyards is 300 meters, giving a warmer microclimate than the areas of Gaiole and Radda, which lie at 400 meters. This is very important in obtaining ripe Sangiovese, because it is a late-ripening grape, picked after Cabernet. The grapes at Monsanto are picked an average of 10 days earlier than those of these other regions. The vineyards are also located at the top of the Elsa valley, which allows them to take advantage of the moderating maritime influence.

WEBSITE: http://www.castellodimonsanto.it

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:
Monsanto Nemo Cabernet Sauvignon
Monsanto Chianti Classico - Il Poggio
Monrosso Chianti
Monrosso Tuscan Red Blend



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