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Castello di Ama : Vigneto Bellavista Gran Selezione 2019

Castello di Ama : Vigneto Bellavista Gran Selezione 2019

Gran Selezione - - - Red - See details
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Description

A rich and aromatic Chianti Classico wine

The estate

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.

The vineyard

Produced since 1978, Vigneto Bellavista Gran Selezione by Castello di Ama is a Chianti Classico wine that stems from a 22.82-hectare vineyard, located at an altitude of 460 to 525 metres. This terraced terroir comprises 22 parcels of clay-limestone soil.

The vintage

Cool and marked by large temperature variations between day and night, the beginning of 2019 preceded a relatively mild month of February. Wet and cool conditions in early spring led to run-off which impacted yields. A hot and dry summer favoured a pleasant ripening of the grapes until the harvest, which was carried out from September 5th to October 10th.

Vinification and ageing

Parcel-based vinification using indigenous yeasts, in thermo-controlled steel vats, along with manual pumping over. Total vatting time for 22 to 26 days depending on the grape variety. After the first draining, 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 (40% new and 60% one-year-old) for approximately 14 months.

The blend

Sangiovese (80%)

Malvasia Nera (20%)

Vigneto Bellavista Gran Selezione 2019 by Castello di Ama: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

This wine showcases a beautiful ruby colour.

Nose

The nose blends fruity fragrances (black fruits, pomegranates) with tobacco notes.

Palate

The delicate and expressive palate harmoniously blends a silky feel with a pleasant structure that promises a fine ageing potential.

Castello di Ama : Vigneto Bellavista Gran Selezione 2019

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