2015 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista
Deep and ever so long on the finish. The silkiness is mind-boggling. Will this prove to be the greatest Chianti Classico ever made…
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|Producer||Castello di Ama|
The Bellavista vineyard covers an area of 22.82 hectares, with 9.30 replanted from 1974 to 1978, and 13.52 replanted in 2007. The plot of 22 parcels of land has been terraced to improve aspecting and ensure more uniform ripening. In the best vintages, parcels 1 to 19 of Malvasia Nera, and 21 and 22 of Sangiovese contribute most to the production of this vineyard selection.
Wine Spectactor (WS)
Offers vibrant cherry and strawberry flavors out front, supported by earth, iron and tobacco notes. Chalky tannins underline all the elements and the finish extends with a whisper of fruit, mineral and tobacco. Best from 2021 through 2033. 25 cases imported.
Wine Advocate (WA)
This wine is one of the true protagonists of the 2015 vintage. The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista offers an unreal level of intensity and depth with profound darkness and perfectly integrated tannins versus acidity. This wine was not produced in 2014. This vintage only saw 4,200 bottles made. The wine pours forth with rich fruit that is tightly woven within the wine’s generous texture. Spice, smoke and tobacco appear as brief afterthoughts. Despite the beauty of the bouquet, this wine is ultimately all about the finesse and the elegance of its mouthfeel and that subtle game it plays alternating between brawn and grace. Vigneto Bellavista is bellissimo. – Monica Larner – 31-10-2018
James Suckling (JS)
This awe-inspiring Chianti Classico shows blueberries, blackberries, red plums, melted chocolate, hazelnuts, violets, elderberries, heather, rose stems, ash and charcoal. Full body and a ripe yet ultra-polished sheen of tannins, which encase wonderfully rich and fresh fruit. Deep and ever so long on the finish. The silkiness is mind-boggling. Will this prove to be the greatest Chianti Classico ever made? Drink or hold.
-James Suckling (11/03/2018)