Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG (2016), Castello di Monsanto - Toscana
Grapes : Sangiovese, Colorino & Canaiolo.
Chianti Classico is one of the world’s most well known and beloved red wines. There are more than 300 wine estates here in central Tuscany, but there are only a handful or so that have won both widespread consumer recognition as well as notable critical praise. Without a doubt, Castello di Monsanto is one of those producers - Tom Hyland Forbes.
2016 was a great year in Tuscany : this wine is impressive evidence. Aromas of morel cherry, nutmeg and oregano. Very good concentration, but a touch lighter than most riservas. Typical freshness, excellent persistence. Outstanding.
Food Pairing : It’s a great compliment to strong tasting poultry dishes, spiced lamb, or even beef (as long as its not overly fatty). If you are looking for a good wine with pizza, Chianti is your choice. Obviously Lasagna and Ragu pasta.