State/Country, Region, Place: Italy, Tuscany, Gaiole in Chianti(SI)
Red, dry, still wine
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot
Aging: 18 months in barrique (250l)
Apparita became a cult wine right from its first vintage in 1985, and brought Castello di Ama to the attention of wine collectors throughout the world. An impressively-structured mono varietal merlot, it is immediately recognisable for its truly extraordinary elegance.
The vines are trained in the open lyre system and the soils are particularly rich in clay. Both factors make this small cru a jewel of world oenology.
A classic merlot with blackcurrants, dark chocolate and hints of new wood. Full-bodied, firm and chewy. This is layered and very powerful but shows intensity and reserve.
Ama is small hamlet nestled among gentle hills, in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, in the province of Siena. At some 500 meters elevation, it lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico historical zone ...