33 Ratings
Castello di Ama Chianti Classico

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Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The Bellavista vineyard extends over 22.82 hectares. Around 9.31ha of the area was planted between 1974 and 1978, the rest between 2006 and 2008. The elevation varies from 530m, in the area known as Bellaria, to 456m in Campinuovi. The soils are predominantly clay, with an abundant pebble-gravel component. 16.34ha consist of vertical-trellised, single-Guyot-trained vines, while the remaining 6.48ha are trained in an open lyre configuration. The first release of this much-prized Gran Selezione was in 1978; it is produced only in the finest growing years.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/20/2013
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1999 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 171 on Jun-07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06