Castello di Ama
Right from the founding of our winery, we studied the characteristics of the sangiovese grape, testing new training systems, improving clonal selection, and above all singling out the best vineyard plots to source for our wine. Castello di Ama is the truest expression of Chianti Classico from our superb terroir, a land that yields wines with remarkable cellaring potential.
The 50 hectares of specialised vineyards listed in the DOCG Chianti Classico Register of Vineyards lie at an altitude of 390-530 metres, in chalky-clay soils of gravel-pebbly texture. Planted between 1964 and 1978 at a density of 3,000 vines per hectare, later vineyards were planted to a density of 5,300 vines per hectare. The vines are trained to vertical trellis, Guyot-pruned Open Lyre and Spurred Cordon. The rootstocks, 420 A are grafted to Sangiovese (80%) and Malvasia nera, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Nero (20%).