Castello di Monsanto, located in Chianti, Tuscany, was the first winery to make a Chianti Classico Cru, Il Poggio. Always a pioneer, the year 1968 was a landmark for the Monsanto style with only 3 grapes used: Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino, the winery eliminated use of white grapes: Malvasia and Trebbiano from the Chianti Classico blend.
Family owned and operated, using only estate grown fruit, and hand picked grapes, Monsanto owns the largest reserves of Chianti Classico in Tuscany,. and the wines consistently score high with Parker, Wine Spectator.
In 2012, Castello di Monsanto celebrates their 50th anniversary of producing fine wine with the D.O.C.G. designation.