2018 Castello di Ama "Al Poggio" Chardonnay
Summer flowers, banana, pineapple and apricot on the nose. Decisive and delicate on the palate. Excellent freshness. Very good persistency and length.
The predominately chalky soil and the altitude of the Ama slopes have set the scene
for an extraordinary Chardonnay-led white wine since 1988. Al Poggio conveys the opulence
of the grape’s distinctive personality imbued with freshness.
After soft-pressing of the grapes, 60% of the must was refrigerated and fermented in steel tanks, while the rest was transferred in barriques. Of the grapes fermented in wood, 25% have been macerated on the skins for about 12 hours. The Allier and Tronçais barriques used were half new and half one year old. The grapes vinified in barriques underwent malolactic fermentation. The permanence on wood “sur lies” lasted for about 8 months, with regular batonnages every 7 days. This wine has been bottled in March 2020.