We love featuring windfall releases - rare and extraordinary value within a particular wine's release.
The 2017 Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is such a windfall!
San Lorenzo is one of Castello di Ama's prized single vineyards. In 2017, the winery did not make their flagship Bellavista and La Casuccia Chianti Classicos (at $200 per bottle); instead, they hand-selected the best Sangiovese from all three estate vineyards blended in today's feature!
"Oenologist Marco Pallanti chose not to make Castello di Ama’s single vineyard Bellavista and La Casuccia bottlings in 2017... he focused on making the best possible selection from all vineyards to go into the San Lorenzo Gran Selezione. It opens with lots of dusty cherry, dry earth and sweet thyme. Well-stacked with round fruit, the palate is lifted by pressed violet nuances. Assertive but polished tannins give definition, the wood is understated and acidity bright and integrated." Decanter
What We Love About This Wine
The 2017 Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Gran Selezione provides a sense of place with every sip of the wine.
A warm vintage, the tannins are ripe and chewy and give the wine its gorgeous grip throughout the entire experience. It is neither heavy nor extracted. Rather, the fruit is wonderfully balanced. The quality of the premium fruit in this particular vintage is noticeable.
Produced from the finest grapes throughout the historic Castello di Ama vineyards, this windfall can be enjoyed now and over the next decade.