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Castello di Monastero Chianti Classico 2006

Castello di Monastero Chianti Classico 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $20.00 $11.99
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Item No. 102158
  • WS91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Ruby red with delicate purple inflections.

Aroma: Intense, with hints of wild fruit and leather.

Taste: Dry, intense, complex and harmonious.

Pair with cured meats, pasta and rice dishes, grilled beef, cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows Indian spices and ripe berries on the nose. Opens up beautifully. Full-bodied, yet refined and very polished. A long, lovely red. Best after 2010. 5,100 cases made. "
91 Points

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blueseawine - New Haven, CT (read all my reviews)

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(12/1/2012)
Even after a good aeration this wine is not redeemed. Bitter and lacking character this 2006 vintage disappoints
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(2/21/2014)
good, would be better if on sale
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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
Surprisingly light, in fact, too light for a good chianti. Lacks body. No depth or complexity. One note. Over-rated by WS.
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ponza tony - Branford, CT (read all my reviews)

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Learn About Castello di Monastero Map ItMap It

Over the last 15 years, Lionello Marchesi has garnered worldwide acclaim for his Tuscan wines. Marchesi's achievements in viticulture, enology and agro-tourism began in 1984 with the purchase of a medieval village in the noble Montepulciano region.
Today, Marchesi brings knowledge and anthusiasm to all of his current Tuscan properties: Castello do Monastero, Coldsole, and Poggio alle Sughere.
Castello di Monastero produces wines from the classified areas of Chianti and Chianti Classico, as well as the acclaimed Super-Tuscan offering, Infinito.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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