Castello di Ama Rosato 2015

The terroir that yields this rosé is the same that yields the classic wine Castello di Ama. This delicious wine, made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, appeared for the first time in the early 1980s. It derives its excellent body through the saignée process, from lots of wine that go to make Castell...



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Varietal
Other Red Varieties
Brand Name
Castello di Ama
Style
Rose Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
ITALY
Region
Tuscany

Product Description

The terroir that yields this rosé is the same that yields the classic wine Castello di Ama. This delicious wine, made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, appeared for the first time in the early 1980s. It derives its excellent body through the saignée 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.

Winemaking: At the start of fermentation, several hectolitres of must was bled off to obtain a deep rosé in hue with the 12 hours of skin contact. It was then fermented at about 18-20° without the skins. 40% underwent malolactic fermentation.

Colour: Intense, deep cherry-pink

Nose: Fruity, with emphatic fragrances of ripe cherry and wild strawberry

Palate: The scented fruit returns on the mid-palate, and the finish lingers on with its flavourful minerally edge.

Alc/Vol: 13.50% alc.

Ageing Capacity: 1-4 years

I’ve often remarked casually, to anyone within earshot who may be listening, that Italian grapes make the best rose. Sangiovese and Nebbiolo in particular. I tasted this last week briefly before a particularly awesome lunch at Balla showcasing the wines of this famous Italian estate. I don’t get out much, but when I do, I like to make it a good one. Anyway, this beautiful rosato made an immediate impression on me and a most unusual thing happened; I wanted to keep drinking it, even more so than the reds. Only had a quick glass but here we go. Importer: Enoteca Sileno

Bright watermelon colour and then into a fresh and pretty wine that has delicious flavours of cherry and roses along with that rare quality of  perfect balance between fruit sweetness and  just right crunchy acidity– not too much of either. It has some complexity, but mainly you just want to smash through it. So refreshing. A beautiful rose. I don’t know – 93 or even 94 points. Why not? 

Mike Bennie Wine Front

"The 2011 Rosato is striking. Layers of fruit caress the palate in this generous, impeccable and totally beautiful Rosato. Far from easygoing, the Rosato is a serious wine with impeccable balance and no hard edges. This is a great showing from Ama. The Rosato is Sangiovese with a dash of Merlot."

91 Points Wine Advocate, July 2012 by Antonio Galloni

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