Ama takes its name from a small borgo, an agricultural hamlet, nestled in the hills at an altitude of almost 500 metres. Five centuries ago it was a hub of a florid farming and winemaking business overseen by a group of local families. The hills and valleys surrounding the castle of Amma are the most beautiful in all Chianti, superbly tended with fertile grain fields, olive groves and magnificent vineyards. Castello di Ama, the winery, was founded in the 1970s by a group of families who had fallen under the spell of this magical spot. They set themselves the task of reviving Ama’s past glories and of producing wines that would rank among the best in the world.
Ama’s wines are well situated, in full sun, beautifully tended, as if they were gardens.
CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE SAN LORENZO
Castello di Ama San Lorenzo is named after the picturesque San Lorenzo valley viewed from the estate’s eighteenth-century Villa Pianigiani and Villa Ricucci.
This wine is produced from the finest grapes grown in the historic vineyards Bellavista, Casuccia, San Lorenzo and Montebuoni.
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.
- Color: Pure ruby-red.
- Aroma: Fruity with cherry and strawberry notes. Some tertiary hints remind leather.
- Taste: Ripen red fruits, succulent, intriguing and long-lasting. Tannins are ripen and delicate. The aftertaste expresses a lively freshness with notes of dark red fruits, wet ground and wood.