Being the owner & winemaker of Castello di Ama, he devoted entire 25-year career to his Chianti vineyards. Marco Pallanti is also the President of the Consorzio del Chianti Classico in 2006-2012. Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico, a union of producers in the Chianti Classico subregion, with the aim of promoting Chianti wines, improving quality and preventing wine fraud.
The iconic black rooster seal of the Consorzio Chianti Classico (known in Italian as a gallo nero) on the neck of the bottle, which indicates that the producer of the wine is a member of Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico. A project named "Chianti 2000" was launched in past decades, to improve Chianti Classico vineyards by better Sangiovese clones and modern techniques.
In 2014, a new category of Chianti Classico was introduced: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. Gran Selezione is made exclusively from a winery’s own grapes grown. Gran Selezione is granted to a Chianti Classico after it passes a suitability test conducted by authorized laboratories and after it is approved by a special tasting committee.
The first vintage of Castello di Ama wine receiving Chianti Classico Gran Selezione was named San Lorenze of Vintage 2010. The wine is ranked No. 6 by Wine Spectator, Top 10 Wines of 2014.
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