Ama, produced almost entirely from Sangiovese grapes, was added to the estate’s wines with the 2010 vintage and the introduction of Gran Selezione quality criterion in Chianti Classico.
This wine is made from vines planted at high density (5,200 vines / hectare). The grapes are hand-harvested from vines that are 10-12 years old on average.
Fruity and harmonic, the voluptuous Ama Chianti Classico expresses all the elegance of the estate’s wines.
Fermentation has started with ambient yeasts, separately for each variety in steel tanks at controlled temperature between 30/32°, with manual pumpovers and a total cuvaison of 25 days for Sangiovese and 25 days for Merlot. After the first racking, the wine has been transferred to steel tanks for malolactic fermentation.
The blending of the grape varieties has taken place after malolactic fermentation. Afterwards the wine has been refined in second-passage oak barriques of thin grain, and finally bottled.
First release 2010
Grapes: 96% Sangiovese, 4% Merlot
Colour: ruby red with vermillion nuances
Nose: fruity, red fresh fruits, cherry and raspberry
Taste: elegant and harmonic with well-balanced spicy notes already at the first impact