Castello di Monsanto was started by Aldo Bianchi, a native of San Gimignano, who left Tuscany before the Second World War. In 1960, he came back to the area for a wedding and was enchanted by the view from the terrace of Castello di Monsanto.Just 2 years after, in 1962, Aldo Bianchi produced its inaugural Chianti Classico, the Riserva Il Poggio, a Sangiovese-based blend with small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino. 

‘’Today the beating hearts of Castello di Monsanto are Fabrizio and Laura Bianchi. They are the future and have preserved that impressive vision from 60 years ago’’

2001 Castello di Monsanto, Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Il Poggio’

A blend of three grape varieties: Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino.

Beautiful nose on complex and intense notes of cherry, plum, tobacco and menthol. On the mouth, it’s superb, revealing spices, menthol, leather in a full-on expression of this absolutely perfect made wine.

''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''