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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Castello di Monsanto Il Poggio Chianti Classico Riserva 1999
Castello di Monsanto Il Poggio Chianti Classico Riserva 1999
(search item no. 75998)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Bright garnet red.

Bouquet: Complex and developed with ripe fruit aromas.

Palate: Intense and rich with great weight and extract, sweetness of ripe fruit linger in long finish.

Recommended with: Duck, game birds, and red meat dishes. An excellent match with a fine cheese course.

90% Sangiovese Grosso, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino

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About Castello di Monsanto:

In 1961 Fabrizio Bianchi, a successful textile manufacturer from Milan, purchased Castello di Monsanto and, in so doing, realized a long-held dream. Captivated by the beauty of Tuscany and convinced of the property's winemaking potential, Bianchi undertook the complete restoration of the vineyards and winery, while his wife, Giuliana, oversaw the restoration of the villa. Bianchi has relentlessly pursued the highest standards of quality, with particular emphasis on grape selection, natural vinification and a judicious use of technology.