Castello Monsanto Nemo Cab Sauv IGT Toscana (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size


  • Vintage


  • Country


  • Region


  • Sub-Region

    Val d’Elsa

  • Grape

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Food Pairing

    Lamb StewGameRoast meats

  • Farming Method

    Conventional Learn More

Purchased in 1961 by Aldo Bianchi, he started vinifying the grapes from his Il Poggio vineyard separately the next year. Overseen by his son Fabrizio and daughter Laura, the risky move to vinify grapes and plots on their own demonstrated just how much of a force Sangiovese could be and thus, the first Cru of Chianti Classico was born.

Monsanto is located in the central-western part of Chianti Classico and more specifically, Castello di Monsanto is part of the sub-zone of San Donato in Poggio. 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. Located between 280 and 320 metres above sea level, the vineyards 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.  Enjoy this with grilled or roasted meats like filet mignon or lamb with rosemary.  


Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled conical steel vats with delestage and pumping over for about 20/22 days. The wine is then aged in new French oak barriques for approximately 18 months, with a further two years in bottle before release.
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