The Chianti Classico Ama del Castello di Ama was born with the 2010 vintage, the result of a blend obtained almost entirely from the grapes of the new Sangiovese clones and the most modern standards of quality viticulture, planted and reared at 5,200 vines per hectare, in the four vineyards of properties of Castello di Ama: Bellavista, Casuccia, San Lorenzo and Montebuoni, with an average age of less than 8/10 years.
Chianti Classico Ama is round and accessible. It presents enormous freshness and brilliant intensity. Red cherry and black currant are supported by rose petals and undergrowth notes.
Castello di Ama is located in the central-south-eastern slope of Chianti Classico, in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti where the soils are rich in limestone, rocky, loose and the Mediterranean scrub abounds.
The vineyards are among the highest in the appellation at an average altitude of about 500 meters above sea level and were already highly regarded by the Grand Duke Leopold0 of Habsburg at the end of 1700. Ama is a small bucolic village of great charm, enriched since 2000 by prestigious art installations created by internationally renowned artists who have been inspired by this place.
The recent history of Castello di Ama owes its fortunes to the couple Lorenza Sebasti and Marco Pallanti who with passion and determination launched this Chianti reality into the Olympus of Italian wine brands.
The concepts of Cru and Terroir, so fashionable today, have been at home in Castello di Ama since 1982 when the first Vineyard Selections came out and if the Chianti Classico has taken off its reputation as a simple wine and incapable of good aging, much is also due to the work of this winery which has always sought uncompromising quality.