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Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico DOCG 25th Anniversary 2006

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Drawing on another joyous vintage and a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 12%<br/>Canaiolo, 8% Malvasia Nera and Merlot, Marco Pallanti has served up<br/>a enticingly perfumed red and black cherry Chianti Classico that has been<br/>further refined in French oak. This is and has never been your average<br/>Chianti; it's one of the very best. The whole Castello di Ama range is<br/>underpinned by an exquisite terroir of limestone-rich scree and immaculate<br/>winemaking, giving wines of grace & longevity; not that you have wait<br/>a lifetime for this beauty - it's as good as ready to go, the silky<br/>mulberry/damson fruit & cherry stone minerality making it a perfect<br/>accompaniment to any meat & even fish dishes...perhaps when you fancy a<br/>change from Claret or Burgundy? <br/>(David Berry Green - BB&R Italian Buyer)

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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 DOCG 25th Anniversary

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
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
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
112,550
4.00 5
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 DOCG 25th Anniversary

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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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Drawing on another joyous vintage and a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 12%<br/>Canaiolo, 8% Malvasia Nera and Merlot, Marco Pallanti has served up<br/>a enticingly perfumed red and black cherry Chianti Classico that has been<br/>further refined in French oak. This is and has never been your average<br/>Chianti; it's one of the very best. The whole Castello di Ama range is<br/>underpinned by an exquisite terroir of limestone-rich scree and immaculate<br/>winemaking, giving wines of grace & longevity; not that you have wait<br/>a lifetime for this beauty - it's as good as ready to go, the silky<br/>mulberry/damson fruit & cherry stone minerality making it a perfect<br/>accompaniment to any meat & even fish dishes...perhaps when you fancy a<br/>change from Claret or Burgundy? <br/>(David Berry Green - BB&R Italian Buyer)

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