Castello Di Ama L´Apparita 01

Castello Di Ama  L´Apparita 01
Castello di Ama SPA

Type: Tinto
Country: Italy
Region: Siena
City: 53013 Gaiole in Chianti
Address: Gaiole in Chianti
Year established: 1972
Production (bottles): 300.000
Vineyard area: 90
Brands: Castello di Ama, Vigneto Bellavista, Chianti Classico DOCG, Vigneto La Casuccia, L’Apparita, Al Poggio, IGT Toscana Rosato.
Price: 76 €

There are many who believe, and not without good reason, that this is the finest merlot in Italy. It expresses exuberant aromas of the merlot grape, with the fruit shining as the star of the show – very lively, truly complex, with toasted notes and a certain spice. It is somewhat more simple on the palate than its bouquet would lead you to believe, with elegance and harmony prevailing, confirming the dark fruit that distinguishes it while hinting at wild, forest fragrances.
100% merlot. The malolactic fermentation is done is Allier oak barrels, 60% new. The wine is aged for 16 months. Bottled in June, 2003. 8,920 bottles and 250 magnums.