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Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezionetext

Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2017

Siena, Tuscany, Italy2017 isn't a year many Tuscans want to remember unless you are fully committed to quality. At Castello di Ama, winemaker Marco Pallanti scrapped his single-vineyard bottlings from Bellavista and La Casuccia vineyards to make a great Gran Selezione from all the vineyards. He gave us a standout wet stone, mineral and floral violet front end that ignites a sweet and sour mix of red and black fruits with a perfect level of acidity, with very little wood but just the right amount of woods. Elegance in the face of disaster makes this more than a Chianti, but a Chianti label you can count on year in and year out. Castello di Ama San Lorenzo is named after the picturesque San Lorenzo valley viewed from the estate's eighteenth-century Villa Pianigiani and Villa Ricucci. Over the last quarter century, all vineyards have been replanted, and everything at the winery has been upgraded. The acclaimed single vineyard wines grow on 75 hectares of vineyard amid 35 hectares of olive trees planted on a mix of limestone and clay at an elevation of 1,650 feet.Tasted: 08 September 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$59.99750mlBCL Stores and select private retailers
Producer: Castello di AmaDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 765123UPC: 8021846151727