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Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico 2007

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The harvest was on September 18 for Merlot and September 26 for Sangiovese. Fermentation occurred regularly at temperatures between 30 and 33°C. (86-91°F.). The wine was constantly pumped over the cap throughout fermentation and maceration, which lasted 26 days, somewhat less than the average period. The processes assured extraction of polyphenols of excellent quality that were powerful yet elegant. The wine were drained off, malolactic fermentation was induced with the use of a large percentage of barriques.

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Castello di Ama:
“A place of cultic importance in the wine world. We Italians often complain that we do not have our own Chateaux Margaux, our Romanée Conti, our Opus One. But we are wrong, for we do have here in Italy some wine “houses” that are something better, something beyond the normal cellar. Relatively few, perhaps, but true domains of Bacchus where everything is utterly flawless, where time assumes the... Read more
“A place of cultic importance in the wine world. We Italians often complain that we do not have our own Chateaux Margaux, our Romanée Conti, our Opus One. But we are wrong, for we do have here in Italy some wine “houses” that are something better, something beyond the normal cellar. Relatively few, perhaps, but true domains of Bacchus where everything is utterly flawless, where time assumes the feel of history, the memory of timeless impressions, the quintessential ingredient in the evolution of wine. Castello di Ama is one of those places where one encounters the Platonic absolutes (…)” Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065218,427
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/26/2010

The nose here is a bit on the sweet side with notes of figs and milk chocolate floating above a bed of roasted plum and cherry fruits. On entry this shows lots of acid, but it is well-buffered by lots of sweet fruit. Notes of leather, limestone, and earth are all subsumed in bitter cherry fruit with lovely purity and unusual elegance across the mid-palate. The finish is a bit short with a gentle fade of bitter cherry and earth. A lovely and distinguished wine but the price is a bit steep. 91pts


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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/18/2009

Bright cherry aromas. Flavors are much more tart, cranberry cherry and strong tannins. Clean fruit, bright. A little thin on the finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/01/2010

Nice structure on the nose - leather and cherry dominate. Young and clearly not ready yet, the wine has flavors of tight bitter chocolate, sour cherry. Solid acidity should give it good potential. Finishes on iodine, mint and cherry.


External Reviews for Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico

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Vintage: 1995 01/16/2009

Another single-vineyard Chianti Classico from Ama, La Casuccia includes a small amount of Merlot in the blend, which lends a rounder, plummier character to the finished product. Very concentrated and rich. Wine Enthusiast. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1995 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto la Casuccia 750ml



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Complex, spacious bouquet with fruit notes of wild cherry and impressions of pipe tobacco, black liquorice, and mint. Superb richness and elegance in the mouth, with amazing depth and remarkable balance; the tannins are perfectly integrated.

The harvest was on September 18 for Merlot and September 26 for Sangiovese. Fermentation occurred regularly at temperatures between 30 and 33°C. (86-91°F.). The wine was constantly pumped over the cap throughout fermentation and maceration, which lasted 26 days, somewhat less than the average period. The processes assured extraction of polyphenols of excellent quality that were powerful yet elegant. The wine were drained off, malolactic fermentation was induced with the use of a large percentage of barriques.

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