Elaboration of 2016 Castello di Ama Ama Chianti Classico
2016 Castello di Ama Ama Chianti Classico (Sangiovese and Merlot)
- View: ruby red, vermilion hues.
- Nose: fruity, fresh red fruit, cherry and raspberry.
- Mouth: elegant and harmonious well balanced with spicy notes.
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico.
VINEYARD: Altitude of vineyards 460-525 meters above sea level. Exposure northwest / southeast. And chalky clay soil.
GRAPES: Sangiovese 96% and 4% Merlot.
AGEING: aged in oak barrels second step, fine-grained and finally bottled.
PREPARATION: Fermentation initiated environmental yeasts, separately for each variety in steel tanks at controlled temperatures between 30/32 °, with manual pumps and a total of 25 days to 25 days for Sangiovese and Merlot. After the first racking, I came transferred to steel tanks for malolactic fermentation.
PAIRING: Red meats in sauces and grilled, cured cheeses and game birds.
RIGHT SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20 °C
Ama takes its name from a small village located on the hills almost 500 meters above sea level. Five centuries ago around it flourished agricultural activity and the production of wine taken care of by a group of families of the time. "From Radda we went to Amma three miles away on a hill; there are the Pianigiani, Ricucci and Montigiani houses which are the strongest in the Chianti area and truly live by people rich in the countryside, they spend all their time in cultivations and vineyards and take care of themselves for their effects. Around Castello di ama there are the most beautiful hills and valleys in all of Chianti, cultivated with marvels with fertile soils with grains, olive trees and beautiful vineyards ", wrote, in the eighteenth century, the Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Habsburg Lorraine in his Report on the Government of Tuscany.More about the Winery
Reviews of 2016 Castello di Ama Ama Chianti Classico
This wine is a classic.