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Monsenese

Monsenese

Chianti Classico RISERVA
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

The Sangiovese used comes from the Monsenese vineyard in San Leonino di Castellina in Chianti. It is a north to south facing vineyard at an altitude of around 400 metres on galestro, schist based soils.

It ferments in steel on the skins at a controlled temperature for around 18 days. It then ages for 24 months in 300 lt french barriques before lengthy bottle ageing.

Monsenese

Grape varieties and vineyards

100% Sangiovese.

Area

Monsenese vineyard in San Leonino di Castellina in Chianti.

Altitude

Around 400 metres.

Soil

Galestro.

Winemaking

It ferments in steel on the skins at a controlled temperature for around 18 days.

Ageing

It ages for 24 months in 300 lt french barriques before lengthy bottle ageing.

Tasting notes

A great Riserva from the most historic Chianti area, the Classico zone. Its colour is characteristically dazzling dark red with garnet highlights on the rim. Linear aromatics, in which fruity notes concentrate before erupting into mineral nuances. Its freshness and tanginess keep it crisp, and its body is increased by fine but pronounced tannins. It is long lasting and variegated in the mouth, starting with blackberries and blackcurrants before opening out into greater complexity of flavours, ranging from leather to liquorice.

Serving suggestion

It goes well with robust grilled and roast meat dishes and medium mature, not excessively fatty cheeses.

Serving temperature

15-16°C