2018 Castello di Ama Gran Selezione San Lorenzo
An expression of Sangiovese blended with the smallest quantities of Merlot and Malvasia Nera, the hallmarks of this complex wine are finesse, elegance, intensity, length and freshness. Castello di Ama San Lorenzo has a remarkable ability to evolve, developing aromatic complexity and exemplary intensity over time.
Underbrush, ripe black-skinned fruit, new leather and violet mingle with a whiff of exotic spice on this fragrant, elegantly structured red. The medium-bodied palate delivers ripe black cherry, cassis and star anise framed in polished, enveloping tannins. It shows the firm's hallmark of finesse and impeccable balance, not easy to achieve in this scorching vintage. Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast
Castello di Ama was recently rated The Wine Spectators 6th winery in the world out of their top 100.
If you love Chianti, you have found your match. Castello di Ama for years has been the pinnacle of Chianti Classico even during a time when Chianti was struggling to maintain its reputation, Castello di Ama has always stood apart from the pack and has been placed on a pedestal both by wine journalists, enthusiasts, and their peers.
Chianti Classico San Lorenzo takes its name from the lovely valley that is home to the 18th-century Pianigiani and Ricucci villas. The wine is made entirely with grapes from Castello di Ama vineyards, which are all old plantings or plots planted over a decade ago, and which show the most mature, rounded extracts at time of harvest.