Castello di Monastero is in the heart of the Siena Chianti Classico area and the winery, at Castelnuovo Berardenga, is an old monastery that dates back to the 11th Century. Here there are about 34 hectares of vineyards producing Chianti Superiore, mostly grown with Sangiovese and partly with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The philosophy at this domaine focuses on terroir and viticulture and so great care is taken with vineyard management.
The Sangiovese IGT Toscana is a very traditional wine with skin maceration for 10 days and ageing in oak barrels. It has intense red berry aromas and is persistent on the palate. The Chianti Classico is 85% Sangiovese with 15% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and is aged for 12 months in small oak barrels. It has wild berry aromas and leather spice on the palate. The Riserva, their flagship wine, has 6 months extra ageing in wood and is more intense and impressive.