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2001 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista

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2001 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


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Tasting Notes:

The 2001 Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista is huge and beautifully balanced. The Easter snow and very hot temperatures that year produced an opulent, super-ripe Bellavista with a distinct personality that stands apart from the rest of the wines in this tasting. Truffles, blackberry jam and camphor round out the sexy finish. It will be very interesting to see how the 2001 develops over the coming years. There is plenty of structure to support another decade or two of very fine drinking. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.

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Ama was alive long before it became our home. Art, landscape and the wisdom of wine have always co-existed in Ama. The Etruscan origins attest to the existence of a walled town in pre-Roman times. Ama was owned by the Firidolfi family during the Holy Roman Empire. The castle, which stands in the denomination, was probably destroyed in the fifteenth century during the Aragonese invasions in the Chianti area. In the early 1700s new dwellings were built, using the same stones, in the exact same spot where the castle had originally stood. Hence, the construction of the villas belonging to Pianigiani and Ricucci families, which now comprise the Castello di Ama estate headquarters. The second generation of the Carini, Tradico and Sebasti families are still represented in today’s company.