THE PRODUCER : Castello Monsanto
Vinsanto del Chianti Classico DOC – La Chimera
Aging: 12 years in 50 and 100 litre casks made from chestnut, oak, and cherry wood and one year in the bottle
Production: Made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes harvested in October and left to dry until early February, Castello di Monsanto’s Vinsanto is produced according to strict traditions. The must is stored for a decade in small casks, which are exposed to the elements in the Vinsantaia throughout summer and winter. No technological analysis is performed – all that’s required is infinite passion for a great Chianti tradition. This sweet wine is not just for desserts, its acidic structure gives an outstanding elegance and persistence, enabling it to stand up to unusual food pairings.
Nose: Intense vortexing complex nose sensations, citrus peels, cedar candied, cacao with karcadè.
Taste: Powerful, pleasantly savoury and persistent with fine tannins