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Castello di Ama

The winery is located in the municipality of Gaiole in the center of the area Chianti Classico in the Italian region Tuscany, It was founded by four families in 1972. The estate is managed by Lorenza Sebasti with the support of her husband Marco Pallanti. The owner has been President of the Chianti Classico Protection Association "Consorzio del Marchio Storico Chianti Classico" since the end of 2006 (see under Gallo nero ). The entire property covers 450 hectares at an average altitude of 450 meters between the municipalities of Gaiole and Radda. The vineyards make up 90 hectares and olive groves with 10,000 olive trees make up 40 hectares. The investigations into the best vineyards and parcels in 1972 to 1984 led to the use of the term for the first time in the Chianti Classico Vigna, The most suitable area for each grape variety was searched for. In addition to the classic Sangiovese with several clones, experiments were also carried out with the newly planted varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Nero and Merlot.

The winery's credo is that every wine must be a true expression of its particular terroir. The premium products include, for example, the three Chianti Classico wines "Bellavista", "La Casuccia" (site name) and "Castello di Ama", as well as the IGT's "Al Poggio" (Chardonnay) and "Vigna l'Apparita" (Merlot ). It will also be a Vin Santo produced from special vineyards, the vines of which produce the lowest yield of one to a maximum of two grapes. Two thirds of the sweet wine is blended from Malvasia and one third from Trebbiano Toscano and matures in used barriques for six years.

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