Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico 2007
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.
Editorial Reviews for Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico
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
Bright cherry aromas. Flavors are much more tart, cranberry cherry and strong tannins. Clean fruit, bright. A little thin on the finish.
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
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
Food Pairings for Castello di Ama Sangiovese Blend Chianti Classico
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.
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