As for the wines, the Monsanto style is one that has been so consistent for years. There is excellent depth of fruit, with ideal ripeness; there is never an overripe or jammy sensation. Oak adds a hint of spice, but in a very subdued manner and the tannins are gently presented. The complexity of these wines, combined with a true sense of place, give these wines their identity. Examples of Monsanto Chianti Classico, be it the normale, riserva or the Il Poggio bottling, are graceful, wines that never announce their presence, but reveal their true nature after some time in the glass and bottle.
The oldest of their wines is, of course, this aforementioned Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Il Poggio that was born in the Il Poggio vineyard in 1962 and was the first Chianti Classico Cru. Made of 90% Sangiovese and from 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino, it is aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and produced only in the best vintages and is the most famous product of the estate. The other Chianti wines include the Chianti Classico DOCG Castello di Monsanto and the Chianti DOCG Monrosso, which is the youngest and freshest wine from the company. In addition to these traditional Chianti reds, there is the Nemo IGT Toscana (a Cabernet Sauvignon), the Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay IGT Toscana, the Fabrizio Bianchi Sangioveto IGT Toscana, the Fabrizio Bianchi Rosato IGT Toscana (the rosé), and the Vinsanto del Chianti Classico DOC La Chimera.