Marks and reviews
Nestled at an altitude of 500 metres, the Castello di Ama estate boasts a rich heritage, as the small village of "Ama" was already known more than five centuries ago for its agricultural activities and its production of Tuscan wines.
The Castello di Ama estate tends to a vineyard of almost 80 hectares, including the illustrious terroirs of Bellavista, San Lorenzo, Casuccia and Montebuoni, located in the historic production area of Chianti and handed down from generation to generation.
Produced since 2009, Haiku by Castello di Ama is an IGT Toscana wine that stems from a vineyard situated between 420 and 500 metres above sea level, on clay-limestone soil.
Cool and marked by wide temperature variations between day and night, the start of 2019 preceded a relatively mild February. Wet and cool conditions in early spring led to run-off, impacting yields. A hot and dry summer favoured good ripening of the grapes until the harvest, which was carried out from September 5th to October 10th.
Vinification and ageing
Vinification by plot using indigenous yeasts, in thermo-controlled steel vats, with manual pumping over. Total vatting time of 23 to 26 days depending on the grape variety. Following the first racking, the wine is placed in barrels for malolactic fermentation. Blending is carried out at the end of malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in fine grain oak barrels (24% of which are new) for approximately 14 months.
Cabernet Franc (25%)
This Tuscan wine showcases an intense purple-red colour with subtle ruby highlights.
Fruity (wild berries, raspberry, blackcurrant) and spicy (pepper, wild herbs and tobacco) notes on the nose.
A lively and precise attack is followed by a seductive, fresh and fine palate. The finish is persistent and silky.