Castello Di Ama 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, San Lorenzo

Castello Di Ama 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, San Lorenzo

95
Wine Advocate
95
James Suckling

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is the top of the line and this is one of the best!

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About Castello Di Ama 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, San Lorenzo

A previous #6 selection on the Wine Spectator Top 100, this wine is designated Gran Selezione DOCG making it one of the top quality wines produced in the Chianti Classico region. Winemaker Marco Pallanti has farmed this estate in Chianti Classico since 1982, and he knows its vineyards well, producing acclaimed single-vineyard wines with the help of wife and co-owner Lorenza. San Lorenzo is a small valley, with 50 acres of vines planted in a mix of limestone and clay at an elevation of 1,650 feet. The 2015 is 80% Sangiovese, 13% Merlot and 7% Malvasia Nera aged in oak barriques, 18% new for 10 months.

James Suckling scored this 2015 95 points saying "What first strikes you about the nose is that it offers one of the purest fruit expressions of all the 2015 Gran Seleziones. Blackcurrants, orange and lemon rind, brambleberries, heather, sage, thyme and blackberry leaves are all a feature. The tannins are steely, and the flavors are so savory. The fruit is carried through to the long, chewy finish by the highly refreshing acidity. Drink in 2020."

and the Wine Advocate also scored it 95 saying "The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo represents a blend of some of the estate's best Sangiovese from vines that are 20 years old and more. You do feel that extra density, intensity and complexity within the very fiber of this beautiful wine. The effect is deep and layered. Castello di Ama is characterized by limestone clay soils mixed with both galestro and alberese marl stones. There is about 60 centimeters of topsoil and compacted clay below that."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 14.0%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • Appellation Chianti Classico

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95
2010 Wine Spectator
96
2010 James Suckling
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2010 Wine Spectator

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