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Castello di Ama Chianti Classico

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

Italy

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.

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    fruity, typical Sangiovese

    almost 8 years
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  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/20/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2013
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2003 Vintage) The 2007 Chianti Classico Castello di Ama is fabulous. There is so much going on in the glass, as endless layers of perfumed dark red fruit caress the palate in stunning style. The wine's precision, elegance and overall sense of harmony are all first class. Smoke, tar and roses add the final layers of complexity on the finish. Today the wine is mostly remarkable for its exceptional silkiness; readers will have to wait at least a few years for the aromatics and flavors to develop tertiary nuances. The Castello is a wine that sets a new standard for what is possible within the Chianti Classico appellation. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
  • 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