MONROSSO Toscano IGT Red Blend

New Release

RELEASE LOCATION:LCBO Vintages - Front Line
CSPC:541029
VINTAGE:2015
WINERY:Castello di Monsanto
WINEMAKER:Laura Bianchi
COUNTRY:Italy
REGION:Tuscany
DISTRICT:Barberino Val d' Elsa DOCG
TYPE:Red
ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE:13.5%
RETAIL PRICE:$19.95
Stock Status: Yes

Per Case / Size: 750mLml

Intro: The Monsanto winery is owned by the Bianchi family. Father, Fabrizio and daughter, Laura manage the Winery today.
Castello di Monsanto owns some of the best vineyard sites within the appellation and is home to the largest reserves of Chianti Classico in Tuscany. In 1962, Fabrizio Bianchi founded the winery. That same year, pioneering Monsanto was the first winery to make a Chianti Classico Cru from the single ‘Il Poggio’ vineyard and worked to eliminate white grapes from Chianti Classico Riserva blend. Further, in 1981 Monsanto harvested the first 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nemo, from the Il Mulino vineyard.


Description: The grapes are hand harvested and then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with twelve-day maceration. The wine is aged for six months in Slovenian oak before resting for another six months in the bottle.

Flavours: Soft and elegant with a red berry fruit taste and lingering finish.

Food Pairings: This wine pairs well with antipasto, burgers, and Italian specialties.

Review: WINE SPECTATOR: 93 points + Best Value
Heady flavors of cassis, blackberry, violet and ink mark this intense red. Powerful, yet fruity and fresh, with a peppery, minerally finish. Grill some beef for this bad boy. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2018 through 2025. 4,000 cases made.—B.S.