With the release of the 2009 vintage, we are pleased to debut a new red wine. Il Chiuso is a blend of Sangiovese and Pinot Noir in different proportions, and as such it perfectly reflects the terroir characteristics of Castello di Ama’s wines.
The Pinot Noir vineyard, amounting to 4.156 hectares, was planted in 1984 on the hillslopes of the San Lorenzo valley; the vines, from Burgundy clones 111, 114, and 115, are trained to the open lyre system. The high-limestone soils allow this very finicky grape to reach optimal ripeness.
The Sangiovese grapes are from different areas and vineyards, mostly from younger vineyards, whose fruit shows optimal ripeness but still falls somewhat short in terms of complexity, both in aromatic compounds as well as in polyphenols.