Castello di Ama - Rosato 2011 - Rose Wine



Castello di Ama - Rosato 2011
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Intense, deep cherry-pink.

Fruity, with emphatic fragrances of ripe cherry and wild strawberry.

The scented fruit returns on the mid-palate, and the long-lingering finish shows flavourful, with a minerally edge.

Some wine lovers might think it absurd to utilise the best sangiovese grapes to make a rose of Castello di Ama. But that source has been, right from the beginning, the secret of the utter pleasure this wine brings.

A crisp wine with rich nuances of tropical fruit, displaying the elegance that is born in superbly-exposed hillside vineyards, the Rosato conjures up the fragrances of a spring day in Ama.

Vinification - At the start of fermentation, a few hectolitres of must were drawn off from the best tanks; since the must had spent some 12 hours in contact with the skins, it exhibited a beautiful deep pink hue.

It was then fermented in the white wine mode at 18-20 Deg C. Following a series of tastings, 40% of the total wine went through malolactic fermentation.

The terroir that yields this rose is the same that yields the wine Castello di Ama. The vineyards, planted in 1978, are at a density of 3,000 vines per hectare, and are trained part to open lyre and part to Guyot, while the vineyards re-planted from 1990 to today are trained predominantly to Guyot and to spurred cordon, at a density of 5,300 vines per hectare. This delicious wine, which appeared in the early 1980s, is composed of sangiovese and merlot, in proportions that vary from harvest to harvest.

It derives its excellent body through the saignee process, from lots of wine that go to make Castello di Ama, and for this reason the resulting wine resembles more a young red wine than a white wine.

Category(s):     Rose Wine

Producer: Castello di Ama   -
ABV:   13.5%
Brand:   Castello di Ama
Country of Origin:   Italy
Grape Type:   Sangiovese
Region:   Tuscany
Vintage:   2011


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Producer Information

Ama is small hamlet nestled among gentle hills, in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, in the province of Siena.
At some 500 metres elevation, it lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico storico zone, where vineyards and olive groves and woods weave intricate intersecting patterns among themselves.
The winery, begun in 1972 as a result of the love of four families from Rome, currently comprises some 250 hectares, of which 90 are in vines and 40 in olives trees, growing at an average altitude of 480 metres.
Annual production, exclusively from our estate vineyards, amounts to about 300-350,000 bottles, or some 3,500-4,000 bottles per hectare.
The winery standard-bearer is Castello di Ama, a wine produced by a rigorous selection of sangiovese grapes from the most outstanding vineyard parcels.

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