Nestled at 500 meters of altitude, the Castello di Ama estate bears witness to a rich historical heritage – the small market town, Ama, was already reputed more than five centuries ago for its agricultural activity and its production of Tuscan wines.
The story began in 1970, when a group of families, enchanted by the site’s charm, founded this winegrowing estate with the ambition of producing a Chianti Classico which would reflect the excellence of Italian wines beyond borders.
Directed by Lorenza Sebasti and Marco Palanti, a renowned oenologist, the Castello di Ama estate overlooks a vineyard which covers nearly 80 hectares around the village of Ama.
2020 began with particularly low temperatures, followed by a cold and rainy spring. These conditions impacted flowering, which was heterogeneous and consequently lowered the yields.
The vinification and aging
Manual harvests. Fermentation begins with ambient yeasts. Separate vinification by grape variety. Manual pumping. Vatting for 25 days. Malolactic fermentation in barrels followed by blending, then a new phase of aging in fine-grained barrels.
Ama 2019 by Castello di Ama is a mostly Sangiovese wine (96%) with Merlot (4%).
The wine is a beautiful ruby color, with hints of vermilion.
The fruity nose mixes fragrances of cherry and raspberry.
The greatly elegant palate seduces with its harmony, balance and spicy notes.