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Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
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15¾/20

Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015

Siena, Tuscany, ItalyFrom the community of Gaole in Chianti, the the southern part of Chianti Classico, this is a blend of vines 20-25 years old at 800m, and a mix of 80% sangiovese, 13% merlot, and 7% malvasia nera. After a 3 week long native yeast ferment in stainless for each variety, this was transferred into barriques (22% new) for one year. Perhaps the very warm 2015 vintage is showing through here, as this bottle is showing ample oxidation and brown fruit, with raging ragged tannins housing bitter cherry, tobacco, and leather. The finish is very warm, much more than 13.5% declared would suggest. Drink now, with a rustic hearty stew.Tasted: 12 September 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 59.99 BCLS ON 56.95 LCBO QC 54.00 SAQ Producer: Castello di AmaDistributors: Stile Brands
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Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 765123UPC: 8021846151321