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2013 Castello Di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran SelezioneBlend from Italy

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"Castello di Ama is located in Gaiole, in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico appellation. Ama lies towards the southern edge of Chianti Classico, where the wines are often...

  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Wine Spectator
  • 93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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95

"Tight and super silky with a gorgeous density and precision that gives great polish to the tannins. Makes them almost dusty. Lots of subtle dark berry, mineral and spice. Drink or hold.”

94 Wine Spectator

"There's purity to the cherry, strawberry, floral and spice aromas and flavors is this red, which is firmly structured yet elegant and graceful, with sweet fruit matching the dusty tannins on the lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 180 cases imported."

93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is 80% Sangiovese with Merlot and Malvasia Nera. Castello di Ama did not make any of its top shelf wines in 2012, so it is great to see them all return in 2013 (with the more prestigious Gran Selezione status, nonetheless). This is an elegant and profound wine that offers plump red fruit with a distinctive touch of milkiness that comes off as chocolate or aged cheese rind. The ensemble is distinctive and reflective of the Gaiole in Chianti sub zone that is a bit cooler and more rustic than its neighboring areas."

92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is a plush, open-knit wine, and yet there is plenty of supporting structure. Sweet tobacco, earthiness, smoke, leather and menthol wrap around a core of dark stone fruit. Pliant and savory, but with a persistent spine of tannin, the 2013 should drink well for the next decade-plus. The tannins need time to soften, but the 2013 is nicely balanced, even at this early stage."

Product Description:

"Castello di Ama is located in Gaiole, in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico appellation. Ama lies towards the southern edge of Chianti Classico, where the wines are often quite rich and bold, but here high altitude vineyards yield reds endowed with striking finesse and delineation that have also proven to age spectacularly well.

Pallanti and his wife, Lorenza Sebasti, are among the growers that led the early days of Chianti Classico’s modern-day quality renaissance." -Antonio Galloni

"Chianti Classico San Lorenzo takes its name from the lovely valley that is home to the 18th-century Pianigiani and Ricucci villas. The wine is made entirely with grapes from Castello di Ama vineyards, which are all old plantings or plots planted over a decade ago, and which show the most mature, rounded extracts at time of harvest. The Gran Selezione label was a significant step for the Chianti Classico designation, representing the top of the quality pyramid. Wines in this category are a guarantee for the consumer, in terms of origin and of quality. The production protocol states that all grapes must be produced by the winery itself and the wine goes on sale 30 months from harvest." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 96756
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Chianti Classico
Ratings

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Wine Spectator

93 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Merlot, Malvasia Nera
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, chocolate and floral
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, plum, blackberry, chocolate and floral