Wine Castello di Ama, "Al Poggio", Toscana IGT, 375 ml
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Wine bright straw yellow color with golden tints.
Elegant taste of the wine has a moderate acidity and a long fruity finish ends.
Bright aroma of the wine combines elegant floral tones, which are supplemented with fruit - apple and peach - shade, and also contains a subtle mineral notes.
Wine is an excellent aperitif and goes well with seafood, fish and white meat.
Name Al Poggio literally translates as "hill", "hill." "Al Poggio" is the result of 20 years of research and experiments carried out with a single purpose - to produce a wine that would exalt varietal characteristics and excellent Chardonnay would reflect the terroir economy. The first vineyards were planted with Chardonnay in the area of Poggio in the period from 1967 to 1975 on the territory of 6 hectares. In 1984 it was decided to increase the area of vineyards planted with Chardonnay, up to 10 hectares.
Harvest for wine production, "Al Poggio" 2009 was collected in the period from 30 August to 1 September. Berries packed in small boxes (each is 12 kg of grapes), so that the grapes were in perfect condition when it was taken to the cellars. In the production of "Al Poggio" alcoholic fermentation takes place partly in stainless steel vats, partly in barriques, half of which - new, half - one year of use. Wine fermented in barriques passes short maceration for 12 hours. Upon completion of alcoholic fermentation 55% of the wine malolactic fermentation takes place. Extract of wine takes place in 8 months in oak barrels. The wine was bottled in May 2010.
Castello di Ama company founded in 1972. Ama is a small hamlet in the heart of Chianti Classico: between two hills in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, Siena. Farming company occupies 250 hectares, 90 of which are vineyards. Despite its youth, the Castello di Ama quickly became famous and was among the best wine producers in Italy.
As we learned from retrieved documents, land Ama is particularly suitable for growing grapes and producing quality wines. Ama was among the vineyards, olive groves and forests. But, unfortunately, by the middle of the 20th century, little is left of those great places, and restore them be challenging.
Within 10 years, the Castello di Ama has been studying the terrain, construction of basements and experiments with vineyards. During experiments to determine the most successful land for growing Sangiovese.
In order to understand what grapes able more fully develop their potential in soils Ama, the company also cited experiments with Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot. Thus, in five years were vaccinated about 50 thousand bushes. For several years, the company has converted 21 hectares of vineyards their way to a V-shaped landing, which helps to improve the quality of the grapes by increasing the illuminated leaves. The territory of vineyards located at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level. Rich soil, perfect climate and care of the vineyards give the harvest of high quality.
Today Castello di Ama produces well-known throughout the world and a truly great Italian wines. All wine companies are exposed to prolonged fermentation in barriques and aged in bottles for a long time. The basis of the philosophy of Castello di Ama is the desire to raise their national treasure - Sangiovese to the highest level that, according to experts, they are able to do perfectly.