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2018 Castello di Ama, San Lorenzo Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

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Merchant's Picks
97

“Sangiovese Stunner is a Top 100 Italian red!”

"The ideal pairing with your favorite Tuscan pasta." Wine Advocate

By David Gettenberg

If you love fresh pasta or homemade pizza and can't wait to pair it with your favorite Sangiovese, look no further than this Top 100 Italian classic from an outstanding Tuscan vintage. 

"This wine is truly Mediterranean in spirit and it boasts an all-Italian identity."  Robert Parker

Produced from the finest grapes in the historic vineyards of Castello di Ama, this Sangiovese stunner can be enjoyed now and over the next decade.   

"I always seem to find a balsamic note in the San Lorenzo Sangiovese (a blend of some of the property's best fruit, with a touch of Merlot and Malvasia Nera thrown in), and it definitely comes through in this vintage with grilled rosemary and even a touch of black olive. This wine is truly Mediterranean in spirit and it boasts an all-Italian identity... the wine's fresh acidity makes it the ideal pairing partner with your favorite Tuscan pasta or pici recipes." Wine Advocate

What We Love About This Chianti Classico

At 500 feet above sea level, the clay, chalky soil is the heartbeat of this stunning Sangiovese.  The gorgeous texture and depth comes from the terroir of the estate's Bellavista, Casuccia, San Lorenzo, and Montebuoni vineyards.

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.  

Please pass the pasta!!

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Press & Tasting Notes
96

“Already really delicious. ”

James Suckling • 96 / 100

Top 100 Italian Wines Of 2021

"A tight, polished red with a very beautiful texture of firm, polished yet integrated tannins. Full-bodied with plenty of subtle dark-berry and chocolate character. Hints of walnuts, too. Flavorful finish. A little tight at the end, but already really delicious. Serious young Gran Selezione. Drink or hold."

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95

“Smooth and delicious.”

Wine Enthusiast • 95 / 100

"Smooth and delicious, this compelling red offers delicately enticing scents of dark-skinned fruit, pressed rose, violet and cedar. Boasting layers of flavor, the smooth palate is all about finesse, delivering ripe plum, spiced berries, licorice and crushed mint before a mocha close. Velvety tannins and fresh acidity provide seamless support and balance."

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94+

“This wine is truly Mediterranean in spirit.”

Wine Advocate • 94+ / 100

"The Castello di Ama 2018 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo is one of the most distinctive wines in the ample portfolio offered by this estate. I always seem to find a balsamic note in the San Lorenzo Sangiovese (a blend of some of the property's best fruit, with a touch of Merlot and Malvasia Nera thrown in), and it definitely comes through in this vintage with grilled rosemary and even a touch of black olive. This wine is truly Mediterranean in spirit and it boasts an all-Italian identity. Its supple, mid-weight texture is amplified by elegant fruit and spice. And the wine's fresh acidity makes it the ideal pairing partner with your favorite Tuscan pasta or pici recipes."

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More Information
  • Producer: Castello di Ama
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Chianti Classico
  • Varietal: Sangiovese
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W5250-2018-750

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