History: a dream of Chianti Classico glory
Castello di Ama was founded in the 1970’s by a group of families who had fallen under the spell from the region. Their objective: revive Ama’s past glories of producing a unique Chianti Classico that would rank among the world’s most prestigious wines. Nestled in the picturesque Tuscan valleys, the estate extends 197 acres.
The Tuscan Terroir
The property is three miles away from the charming village of Ama at an altitude of 500 meters. It covers 4 valleys: Bellavista (58 acres), San Lorenzo (48 acres), La Casuccia (45 acres), and Montebuoni (34 acres). The vines are planted principally on clay and limestone and sometimes gravel.
The richness of Castello di Ama’s terroir – composed of soil, ideally located plots of land, the divine Tuscan climate – is the perfect combination of nature to produce emblematic wines like Vigneto La Cassucia , Vigneto Bellavista and L’apparita to name a few.
The importance of a family tradition
Today, Lorenza Sebasti and Marco Pallanti are the couple that currently run the estate. Lorenza belongs to the second generation of one of the original families who owned the property. Marco is Tuscan and honed his wine making skills partly in Italy and partly in France. In 2003 he was elected best winemaker of the year by Wine Guide Gambero Rosso.
Castello Di Ama Wines
Vigneto La Casuccia 2006 is a well-structured Sangiovese, Merlot blend with great finesse. It has a deep purple-red color. Its bouquet emits fantastic berries, raspberries with a bit of minerality. In the mouth, notes of licorice, violets, and black berries are elegant and rich and last through the long finish.
Vigneto Bellavista 2007 is made from a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Malvasia Nera. It has a very dense ruby color. On the nose, there are notes of violets and plums laced with notes of fresh mint. In the mouth, the spice flavors and wild fruit complement each other alongside the complex structure of the tannin.
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