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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2007
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
92 points Wine Spectator (and #31 on their list of Top 100 Wines of 2011): "This ripe, juicy red is full of sanguine notes, along with black cherry and blackberry flavors. The tannins are well-coated by fleshy fruit and it lingers with a long, spicy aftertaste. Best from 2012 through 2022." (08/11) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Monsanto’s 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva is simply beautiful. The opulent, forward fruit that is typical of the year is present, but a firm sense of structure keeps things from going over the top. If that sounds appealing, believe me, it is. Dark red fruit, flowers, minerals and spices come together beautifully in this serious Riserva. A round, harmonious finish rounds things off in style.
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92 WS
Rating: 92 Points
WS Wine Spectator, Aug 31, 2011

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Notes on the Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 750ML 2007

Tasting Notes Color: Medium ruby core, lighter ruby edges. Nose: Smoky black fruit here, with some black cherry near the edges. Palate: Very smoky, almost peaty mouth, with good acidity and brighter fruit, but the peat drowns out much of that balance.

Technical Notes The Chianti Classico Riserve comes from a selection of grapes from vineyards which are more suitable for long maturing. Vinified in steel with a maceration of about 20 days, and as a second passage, it is aged in smaller wooden barrels for about 18 months, to then rest for a minimum of 3 months in glass. Composition of the grapes : 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino.

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