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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Castello di Monsanto
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionTuscany
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionChianti Classico
Drinking Window
GrapesSangioveseColorinoCanaiolo
Wine Description:
Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva is a stunning Italian red wine made from Sangiovese grapes grown in the hills of Chianti Classico. This wine has a beautiful ruby-red color and an inviting nose of dark cherry, plum and leather. On the palate, this full-bodied wine offers flavors of ripe cherry, herbs and earthy spices, balanced by a fine tannic structure and a long, smooth finish. Enjoy this wine with roasted meats, hard cheeses and hearty pasta dishes. Read more
Pros:
  • Intense aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, and plum
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Cons:
  • Pricey compared to other Chianti wines
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User Rating:

3.3
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Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva is an elegant and refined expression of Sangiovese, a variety of red grape native to central Italy. Its nose is filled with aromas of ripe cherries and plums, accompanied by subtle hints of tobacco and nutmeg. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied and well-structured, with a pleasant acidity that keeps it fresh and vibrant. The tannins are quite soft and round, leading to a long and flavorful finish. Overall, this is an excellent example of a classic Tuscan red, with all the expected characteristics. Enjoy it with a variety of dishes, from richer pasta dishes to grilled meats and vegetables. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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