Castello di Monsanto 2020 Chardonnay 750ml
Bright pale gold. The nose is very expressive, with elegant nuances of ripe pineapple, pear, and banana, complemented by graceful wood, butter, toast, and cold smoke, inviting. On the palate, it's rich and luscious with a radiant core, spreading wonderfully across the tongue. Dancing acidity accompanies a forceful finish
Score: 93 points -- Falstaff
Our Chardonnay is the brainchild of Fabrizio Bianchi, who – in the mid-1970s – decided to plant these vines on the company’s land outside of the Chianti Classico denomination. Inspired by the great white wines of Burgundy, it was initially fermented entirely in wooden tanks, but since 2000 the volume of oak-fermented grapes has been steadily decreasing – with 70% of the grapes now fermented in steel tanks. There is a large stock of our Chardonnay in our cellar, by way of illustration of this wine’s ability to stand up to the passing of time.