Castello di Ama LApparita Merlot 1996

Merlot from Tuscany, Italy

$140.49
Item No. 37498
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby color with intense varietal character in the nose. Loads of berries, cedar, tobacco and smoke come through on the palate. Some dark fruit with hints of mocha. Concentrated and ripe with an excellent finish. Recommended with grilled meats and game.

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Ama is an old, fortified village situated near Radda and Gaiole in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The Castello or Castle of Ama is surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside and is near some of the original, noble families of the Chianti region. The meticulously cultivated vineyards are privy to optimal exposures and consist of fertile soils. Ama is a modern estate...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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