Ageing Italian fine wine - Castello di Monsanto
4 Sep 2012 by Walter Speller
'Fabrizio and Laura Bianchi are glad to invite you to the vertical tasting of Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio', read the invitation. The occasion was the 50th anniversity of this single-vineyard wine, and although tasting aged wines is a privilege at any time, I must admit that this particular invitation made my heart beat faster. Only months earlier, Nicolas Belfrage MW had mentioned to me that the most impressive flight he had ever tasted was that of Castello di Monsanto's Il Poggio. Fate had it that the tasting took place at the end of June right in the centre of Florence in the beautiful Palazzo Lotteringhi della...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10660 articles (two new most days) and 99464 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson