OENOFOROS Product Details 0216 Oenoforos San Leonino Chianti Classico Riserva Monsenese 2018
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Country: Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese 100%
Falstaff: 91/100

Age of vines: 20 years

Ageing: in 30hectoliter barrels for 18 months - bottle maturation 12 months

Tasting Notes: The typical concentrated ruby-red colour. Notes of ripe red fruit are enhanced by mineral overtones. The intense palate shows a good balance between acidity and tannins, with a long and complex finish.

Food Pairing: Perfect with game, braised cheek meat and blue cheese.

Chianti Classico Riserva `Monsenese` by San Leonino is a Sangiovese that comes from the Monsenese vineyard in San Leonino di Castellina in Chianti. Great expression of Riserva from the most historic area of Chianti, the Classic one.
Product Id: 0216


Available Stock: 6 items
For orders €100,00 and above we deliver free to your place
For orders below €100,00 delivery charge €10,00 within city limits
The Grape
A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.
It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.