2017 Castello Di Ama L'Apparita

199.95 165.25
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Castello Di Ama
Year 2017
Grape Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2040
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Castello Di Ama's L'Apparita has enjoyed cult status since its first vintage in 1985. At an altitude of 490 meters lies the Bellavista vineyard of only 3.84 hectares. The lime/clay-rich soil makes this small cru a true pearl in the international wine world. The wine has been aged in oak for 18 months, 50% of which is new. The 2015 L'Apparita is a pure expression of Merlot with bold fruit nuances of cherry and black fruit at the core. The taste is powerful, full, lively, delicious forest fruit, beautiful soft tannins and an excellent long powerful aftertaste. This vintage is very refined and elegant probably the result of the near optimal temperatures and sufficient coolness which has ensured a long growing season. The 2015 promises a slow and steady evolution in the coming years and has a drinking window of 2023-2040. Only 7,300 bottles were produced.
96/100 Parker & 97/100 Suckling
Vineyard for 2017 Castello Di Ama L'Apparita

The winery of this small hamlet of the same name is the cradle of an important research into the right sangiovese clone for chianti. Winemaker Marco Palanti was looking for the best clones for Ama in his own way and his life's work is astonishing to say the least. Where chianti used to struggle with an image of diluted wine, Castello di Ama was able to turn this image into that of high-quality wines in less than one generation. Not only the vineyards were looked at, but also the possibilities of pruning, the ripening of the grapes and of course also the improvement potential in the winery. Over the years it has been possible to improve the clones step by step. The vineyards are located at an altitude between 390 and 450 meters. The soil is heavy clay with a lot of gravel and pebbles. The vineyards were planted between 1964 and 1978. At Castello Di Ama you do not only get art in the glass, because in and around the authentic villa there are sublime works by great contemporary artists.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Winery Castello Di Ama
Grape Merlot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 96
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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