Castello Monsanto Nemo Cab SAuv IGT Toscana (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Sub-Region

    Val d’Elsa

  • Grape

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Food Pairing

    Lamb StewGameRoast meats

It was 1961 when Aldo Bianchi purchased Castello di Monsanto in the Chianti Classico zone of Tuscany.  His son Fabrizio, who today oversees the estate with his daughter Laura is deeply connected to this land and its wines.  Monsanto holds a unique wine legacy, as it was in 1962 when Fabrizio decided to separately vinify the grapes from his Il Poggio vineyard, where Sangiovese still reigns today. A choice that was risky for the times perhaps, but it turned out to be a great success not only for Monsanto, but also for Sangiovese, which was appreciated again from that moment on. And thus the first Cru of Chianti Classico came to be, an eyewitness to how the past made room for the ideas of the future. This was only the starting point of a long and incredible journey in the constant search for quality.

Monsanto is located in the central-western part of one of the most beautiful areas of Italy, Chianti Classico. Here, in the largest area Sangiovese is grown between Florence and Siena, crops coexist harmoniously with the surrounding nature which contributes to a truly unique quality. More precisely, Castello di Monsanto is part of the sub-zone of San Donato in Poggio, where pure wines fearlessly withstand the test of time and are characterized by their boldness and backbone of crisp acidity. Along with the terrain, the climate is another significant element of the wines of Castello di Monsanto.   The vineyards look out across the Elsa Valley, where mistral winds blow in directly from the Tyrrhenian Sea to mitigate the winters and cool the summers. This improves the grapes’ health by decreasing the humidity and creating night-day temperature fluctuations that are important for the development of aromas in the fruit. The vineyards, located between 280 and 320 metres above sea level, benefit from a microclimate that allows Sangiovese to ripen uniformly most years. 

Tasting Notes

Opulent notes of black currant, cassis, black cherry, black pepper and vanilla.  The palate is full bodied with black fruit flavours and a silky supple mouthfeel that leads to a long finish. This is a a powerful, polished Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Method

Made from 100% Sangiovese grown at a single vineyard, the cru “Il Mulino” located in Monsanto – Barberino Val d’Elsa.  The grapes are hand harvested and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before ageing 18 months in new French oak with an additional 12 months in bottle before release. 
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