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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Castello di Ama La Casuccia Chianti Classico 1997
Castello di Ama La Casuccia Chianti Classico 1997
(search item no. 59696)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $171.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red in color with abundant fruit on the nose. Ripe and warm. The Merlot adds softness and depth to this wine. Incredible extraction and concentration. Excellent structure. Recommended with grilled and roasted meats and game.
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About Castello di Ama:

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 comprising 500 acres of land, 200 of which are vineyards. These vineyards are divided into five important parcels; San Lorenzo, Bellavista, La Casuccia, Bertinga and Montebuoni. In the 1970s, four families formed a partnership and purchased the property with the goal of producing world-class wines. Castello Di Ama is unique, employing its best Sangiovese to produce Chianti Classico, unlike many Tuscan producers who have chosen to blend their best Sangiovese into Vini da Tavola or Super Tuscans. In addition to the acclaimed Chianti Classico produced in each vintage, the crus of Bellavista and La Casuccia are produced only in outstanding vintages and in extremely limited quantity. These wines in their concentration, harmony and overall elegance represent the best expression of Sangiovese in Tuscany.