Castello Monterinaldi is located in Monterinaldi, a locality (‘frazione’) of Radda in Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. As well as Chianti Classico red wine, a  sweet Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC is also made.

Owner: Mauro Bennati since 1969.

Vineyards2017 50 hectares of vines. 300-460 metres. Galestro mainly, plus Pietraforte and alberese.

Polyculture: 180 hectares (possibly more). 360ha of land in total.

Organic certification2018 First vintage with full organic certification.

Winemaking: ‘All plots are fermented apart. 17 batches fermented and age individually.’

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, Monterinaldi: 2015 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo. Fermented in concrete tanks, aged in older oak (which may account for the blurred fruit notes I think). Simple, meagre, a bit of blur but the underlying tannin shows there is potential here (Anteprima 2018). | 2017 Bit of blur, old vine richness beneath (Anteprima 2020).

Chianti Classico DOCG, Monterinaldi Vigneto Boscone: On alberese. | 2015 100% Sangiovese. | 2016 100% Sangiovese. Fermented and aged in concrete.  Very sapid and juicy (Anteprima 2020).

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Castello Monterinaldi2013 Bottled. | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. 24m in 30hl botti. Smooth, lovely flavours (Anteprima 2020).

Pesanella: 1997 Bottled. SuperTuscan blend.

Vin Santo

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC2012 60% Malvasia Bianca Lunga Toscana, 40% Trebbiano Toscano.

Contact

Castello Monterinaldi – Società Agricola Monterinaldi s.r.l.

SP2bis, Loc. Lucarelli

I-53017 Radda in Chianti (SI), Italy

GPS: 43°30’51.3″N 11°19’09.2″E