Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2015

Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2015

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Ama
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Bellavista, covering an area of 22.817 hectares (56.358 acres), was planted between 1967 and 1975. The altitude ranges from the 530 (1,739 ft.) in the section known as Bellaria and the 456 meters (1,496 ft.) of the Campinuovi sector. The soil consists primarily of clay with a substantial content of crumbled rock. The predominant training system is the espalier (14.5 hectares), with pruning in the simple Guyot technique, while the method known as the open lyre is applied in 8.31 hectares. The varieties cultivated in the 25 lots, numbering from 1 to 25, include Chardonnay and Merlot in addition to the traditional Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia and Trebbiano. This wine is not produced every year, but only in exceptional vintages and in limited quantities.
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This wine is one of the true protagonists of the 2015 vintage. The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista offers an unreal level of intensity and depth with profound darkness and perfectly integrated tannins versus acidity. This wine was not produced in 2014. This vintage only saw 4,200 bottles made. The wine pours forth with rich fruit that is tightly woven within the wine's generous texture. Spice, smoke and tobacco appear as brief afterthoughts. Despite the beauty of the bouquet, this wine is ultimately all about the finesse and the elegance of its mouthfeel and that subtle game it plays alternating between brawn and grace. Vigneto Bellavista is bellissimo.

Monica Larner, October 31, 2018