CASTELLO DI AMA

Ama takes its name from the small borgo, or hamlet, nestled in the hills at almost 500 metres' elevation. Five centuries past, it was the centre of local farming activities, as well as wine production carried out by a group of families of the area.

Castello di Ama was established in the 1960s by a group of families from various places who fell under the spell of this spot and undertook the challenge of restoring the splendours of Ama's past and of producing a Chianti Classico that would stand among the world's most prestigious wines.

The vineyards of Ama are well exposed, with much sunlight, all of them well tended, almost as gardens; this is the most fertile and highly respected part of Chianti. Castello di Ama possess a total of 89 hectares devoted to vineyard, subdivided into five magnificent shell-like hillslopes that local geography has always known by the traditional names of: Bellavista, San Lorenzo, Casuccia, Bertinga and Montebuoni. These vineyards surround the hamlet of Ama on all sides, radiating out some 3 kilometres, and are sited at elevations that range from 328 metres for Bertinga up to 525 for San Lorenzo (Al Poggio).

In addition to the crus Ama also produces L'Apparita; Tuscany's first single vineyard merlot which is undoubtedly on a par with the other great bottlings of this varietal.

Wines available     

  • AL POGGIO IGT
  • ROSATO IGT
  • IL CHIUSO IGT
  • AMA Chianti Classico DOC
  • AMA Chianti Classico 1500ml DOC
  • CASTELLO di AMA Chianti Classico DOCG
  • CASTELLO di AMA Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
  • CASTELLO di AMA Chianti Classico Riserva 1500ml DOCG
  • CASTELLO di AMA Chianti Classico Riserva 3000ml DOCG
  • CASTELLO di AMA San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
  • HAIKU IGT
  • VIGNETO BELLAVISTA Chianti Classico IGT
  • VIGNETO LA CASUCCIA Chianti Classico IGT
  • L'APPARITA IGT
  • VINSANTO Occhio di Pernice 375ml DOC

Visit their website:

www.castellodiama.com