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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CASTELLO DI AMA
This single vineyard Gran Selection Chianti Classico is a designation that was only established in 2014. Bright deep purple red in colour. The charming nose shows fine intensity and complexity with ripe plums and Marasca cherry fruit along with some hints of roses and faintly earthy-sandalwood, cassis notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, elegant, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours that linger on the tongue along with lovely, bright, gentle toasty-vanilla notes. The grapes - 80% Sangiovese, 13% Merlot and 7% Malvasia Nera - are vinifed separately with individual malolactic fermentation in barrel and are then assembled and aged for 12 months in oak barriques (22% new). It has 13.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L21125 on the back label. CSPC 12751
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Ripe, Bright, Harmonious, Elegant
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: A tight, polished red with a very beautiful texture of firm, polished yet integrated tannins. Full-bodied with plenty of subtle dark-berry and chocolate character. Hints of walnuts, too. Flavorful finish. A little tight at the end, but already really delicious. Serious young Gran Selezione. Drink or hold [until 2035+]. Score - 96 (jamessuckling.com, Feb. 3, 2022) Price $ 64.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 21, 2023
Cases bought 600 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Not Presented   * Below Average   *+ OK   ** Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding ***+ Exceptional

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