New Release

WINERY:Podere Monastero
WINEMAKER:Alessandro Cellai
VARIETAL:Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
Stock Status: Yes

Per Case / Size: 6 x 750ml

Intro: The Podere Monastero estate is situated in Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, about 500 metres above sea level. It was established in 2000 by its owner, oenologist Alessandro Cellai, with the sole aim of making two great wines. The vineyards occupy an area of 3 hectares, 1.5 of which used for the cultivation of Pinot Nero, while the remaining 1.5 are cultivated with Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%).

Description: Campanaio (the name of the wine made of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon), despite being made with grape varieties more common to the Chianti production zone, is also the result of meticulous attention right from the choice of the rootings. The training system used is the spurred cordon and the maximum production per plant never exceeds 650 grams .

Vinification: Temperature-controlled fermentation takes place in steel, for about 2 weeks, while malolactic fermentation and the relative maturing process, which lasts a further 12 months, take place in barriques, 50% of which are made of American oak with the remaining 50% being made of French oak (Allier).
In this wine, one immediately perceives great structure and complexity, even though the sweetness of the tannins conveys great smoothness and elegance right from the first stages of maturing.

Flavours: Dark berry and vanilla aromas linger with earthy tones in the background lead to blackberries and plum which travel along the velvety, full bodied palate, displaying fine tannins which lead to a spicy vanilla finish. Serving temperature: 14C

Food Pairings: Minestrone, Pasta e fagioli, grilled meats.