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Castello di Monastero


About the Winery

Lionello Marchesi is a renowned Tuscan Estate having a pool of wineries in the top prestigious Tuscan wine regions.

Dedicated to the production of the most famous, red DOCG wines in Tuscany: Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Chianti Superiore, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano offers a wide portfolio of high quality wines.

The family has been in the wine business for more than 50 years, investing in innovation and technology and meanwhile gathering huge experience in the production of quality wines , especially Sangiovese based in the several wineries.

The winery perfectly combines the style of the traditional classic re-presented by its DOC / DOCG and the technological drive and innovative spirit found in the magnificent Supertuscans. The new generation of the family is bringing along great and important innovations , reflected in prestigious and elegant wines , which  are collecting awards and recognitions all over the world. Certainly a significant reality in Tuscany in high-end and luxury wines.

From its wide and prestigious collection it presents in USA some special vintage wines.


Tuscany is a predominantly hilly region with vineyard elevations rising up to 550 meters above sea level. About a quarter of the landscape is mountainous and a scant 8 percent is officially classified as flat. Approximately 57,942 hectares of the region's nearly 23,000 square kilometers is under vine. The main wine-growing areas of Tuscany include: Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, The Tuscan coast Sangiovese grapes thrive in the interior hillside vineyards in the Chianti zone that runs between Florence and Siena, as well as in the Montalcino and Montepulciano areas, where its best expressions evolve. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in the warmer areas along the Tuscan coast. Soils in Tuscany range from soft and crumbly, marl-like clay-limestone and dense sandstone in the Apennine foothills to sandy clay around San Gimignano and gravelly clay and sandy soils in the Bolgheri and Maremma areas. Tuscany's climate is Mediterranean with dry, hot summers; warm springs; and mild, rainy autumns and winters. Variations in altitude, exposition, and diurnal temperatures in the foothills contribute to climatic conditions that help balance the sugar, acidity, and aromatics in the grapes, primarily Sangiovese, planted there. Coastal areas like Bolgheri and Val di Cornia tend to be more temperate. source: SevenFifty Daily

Set against the splendid background of the Chianti Senese area in Castelnuovo Berardenga lies the winery of Castello di Monastero, with 64 hectares of vineyards located between Radda in Chianti and Castelnuovo Berardenga. It stands on the border where Chianti rock gives way to the Crete Senesi area. This is where the Sangiovese, king of the grapes in Tuscan wines, acquires the complex tones that are the essence of our Chianti Superiore and Chianti Classico.
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