Castello di Ama Riserva Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

Castello di Ama Riserva Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

Manufacturer Castello di Ama


Castello di Ama Riserva Chianti Classico 2009

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Typology Red
Vintage 2009
Region Tuscany
Size 75 cl
Main Vine Sangiovese
Wine Enthusiast 93/100
Wine Spectator 90/100
Antonio Galloni 91/100
Falstaff 92/100

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Grapes : Sangiovese 80% , Malvasia Nera , Merlot , Cabernet Franc e Pinot Nero (20%).
Vintage : 2009
Bottle : 75 cl

Castello di Ama’s 65.38 hectares of specialised vineyards, officially enrolled in the Chianti Classico Register, are located at elevations between 390 and 530 metres in calcareous-clay, pebble-rich soils. Part of the vineyards were planted between 1974 and 1978, at an average density of 3,000 vines per hectare, while newer plantings at a density of 5,300 vines per hectare, starting in 1996 and continuing to the present date, replace the outdated vineyards.The vines are vertically trained, to the open lyre pruned to the Guyot system, and to spurred cordon.The varieties, grafted onto rootstock 420, are 80% Sangiovese and 20% Malvasia Nera, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.Details Growing season weather conditions February experienced some heavy rainfalls, while March was mild, with vine-weep occurring early in the month. April was cold and quite rainy, May average, and June fairly wet. The stages of vine development proceeded along seasonal averages. The high heat and dry conditions of July kept the grapes healthy; these conditions continued until the rains in the first week in September. Sunny weather returned, and held through October and the entire harvest period. Overall, a good year for sound quality and good ripeness levels in the grapes.A ruby red that is at the same time luminous, lively, and intense. The bouquet is composed of wild red berry fruit. A gorgeous, aromatic marriage of fruit and spice mark an impressive attack, in a wine that is overall refined and stylish.


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It was this wine, and the vineyards it derives from, that forged an alliance between Lorenza Sebasti and Marco Pallanti, the couple who run the winery today. Lorenza is Roman, the second generation of one of the winery’s founding families. Winemaker Marco is a Tuscan born and bred, who honed his craft partly on home ground, and partly in France. For more than 30 years now they have dedicated themselves to making exceptional wines at Ama.nMarco was named Winemaker of the Year in the 2003 edition of the most authoritative Italian wine guide, the Gambero Rosso’s Vini d’Italia. In 2004, the company was awarded the Impresa e Cultura (Business and Culture) prize, sponsored by Confindustria, ICE, Sviluppo Italia and Palermo city council, for “best track record of investment in culture”. A year later, in 2005, Castello di Ama was named Best Winery of the Year by the Gambero Rosso wine guide. San Lorenzo was ranked sixth in the Wine Spectator’s Best Wines of the World list in 2010. Between 2006 and 2012, Marco served two terms as the president of the Consorzio del Chianti Classico, the renowned wine zone’s governing consortium.

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