Vin Santo La Chimera Castello Di Monsanto
Vinsanto consists of 50% Trebbiano Toscano and 50% Malvasia Bianca. After a selected harvest the grapes go ashore until the end of January.
fermentation started and the grapes are put in the 55 and 110 liters of oak barrels where it matures for a period of 8/10 years with a succession of alternating fermentation phases.
Vin Santo Chianti Classico
How To Use Vin Santo ?
Vin Santo should be tasted in small passito wine glasses at a temperature of 8-12 ° C. The product is usually bottled after decanting, so it will hardly contain any residues. Moreover, being a naturally oxidized wine, it does not require oxygenation before tasting.
Vin Santo is a Dessert Wine, excellent accompaniment to pastry preparations, especially to traditional Tuscan Cantucci. The “Cantucci and Vin Santo” are a nice way to close a dinner or enjoy a moment of relaxation. The Vin Santo is also ideal with the typical Tuscan sweets, Ricciarelli di Siena, Buccellato (cake with raisins and aniseed) or the traditional castagnaccio. Outside the box, Vin Santo can also be an excellent aperitif or combined with blue cheeses such as sweet gorgonzola. Vin Santo is also excellent as a meditation wine, giving moments of great pleasure.
About The Producer:
There are two places in Monsanto that capture every visitor for the charm and the magic that is perceived: the Poggio’s hill and the historic cellar of the ‘700.
Being able to transmit at least a tenth of the emotions you experience visiting the Monsanto winery is very difficult. The aromas, the echoes, the silences, the layers of noble molds make it a unique place that deserves at least one visit.
The company has its origin from here. So from a climb on the Poggio and from a descent into the cellar, the idea of making a Cru in Chianti Classico was born for the first time. It was 1962 when the first 6,000 bottles of the Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio were produced.
Of the 72 hectares planted with vineyards, between 260 and 310 meters s.l.m., 56 ha are in Sangiovese, the vine in which the company has deeply believed from the beginning. The Sangiovese clones present in the vineyards come from a mass selection of vines found in the vineyard Il Poggio, “the mother” of all the vineyards of Monsanto. In a small percentage are then present the two historical vines of the Chianti Classico vine: Canaiolo and Colorino.