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Castello Di Ama, L'Apparita, 2020

Castello Di Ama, L'Apparita, 2020

Castello Di Ama | Tuscany, Italy | 75cl
  • Red Still
  • Merlot
Regular price £1,191.00
Regular price Offer price £1,191.00
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Lorenza and Marco Pallanti of Castello di Ama have been making wines in Tuscany since the 1970’s situated around the hamlet of Alma, which perches at 450-550 metres above sea level. Regarded for their elegance and freshness, allied to their natural intensity and depth, Castello di Alma has, as Galloni states, “crafted some of the most riveting wines in Tuscany... simply put, there are few estates in Italy at this level.”

Decades ahead of their time, they installed temperature-controlled vats, allowing for plot-by-plot vinification. If you want an idea of just how far ahead, most of the Bordelais have only just completed their own such renovations! Pioneers in not only in their winemaking technique, though also with what they planted. The core Chianti Classico is comprised only of traditional grapes, though the remainder of the range incorporates Bordeaux varieties to some extent, with their famed l’Apparita being the first 100% Merlot wine made in Tuscany.

What the critics say:

99/100Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2020 L'Apparita will soon take its place among the great Apparitas. Unctuous and layered in the glass, the 2020 possesses exceptional balance and tons of character right out of the gate. Exotic scents of blackberry jam, chocolate, new leather, licorice and smoke are so alluring. Imposing tannins need time to soften, but once that happens readers will be treated to a spectacular Apparita that captures all the best the vintage had to offer. Marco Pallanti waited until mid-September (late for the year) to bring in this fruit. That decision paid off handsomely."

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Castello Di Ama

Castello di Ama's origins trace back to Etruscan times, a testament to the enduring connection between this land and human creativity. Ama was owned by the Firidolfi family during the Holy Roman Empire. The medieval castle that once graced these grounds fell during the Aragonese invasions in the 15th century. In the early 1700s, new villas rose from the same stones, marking the birth of the Castello di Ama estate.

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