Ama Castle

Castello di Ama Wines of Tuscany
“A place of worship for wine in the world. We Italians often complain about not having our own Chateaux Margaux, Romanée Conti or Opus One. And we are wrong because in Italy there are some wine "houses" that are something beyond and other than a fascinating cellar. They are those - relatively few - cradles of the civilization of Bacchus where everything is simply perfect and where time becomes memory in history, memory in sensations, an indispensable ingredient in the formation of wine. Castello di Ama is one of these meeting points of absolute harmonies (...) "Carlo Cambi - The Good Wine - De Agostini Geographical Institute - 2005 Ama is a small village in the hills, about 500 meters above sea level , in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti in the province of Siena. It is located in the heart of the historic Chianti Classico, where vineyards alternate with olive groves and woods. The company, founded in 1972 for the love of four Roman families, currently has a total area of ​​about 250 hectares of which 90 are planted with vineyards and 40 with olive trees, located at an average altitude of 480 meters. The production, coming exclusively from its own vineyards, is around 300-350 thousand bottles per year, which correspond to about 3500-4000 bottles per hectare, and finds its paradigm in the "Castello di Ama" a wine obtained through the selection of areas most suited to Sangiovese.