Some wine lovers might think it absurd to utilise the best sangiovese grapes to make a rosé of Castello di Ama. But that source has been, right from the beginning, the secret of the utter pleasure this wine brings. A crisp wine with rich nuances of tropical fruit, displaying the elegance that is born in superbly-exposed hillside vineyards, our Rosato conjures up the fragrances of a spring day in Ama.
The terroir that yields Castello di Ama’s Rosé is the same that yields its Chianti Classico. The vineyards planted between 1964 and 1978, they have been trained partly to Open Lyre and partly to Guyot. The others, planted after 1990 have mostly been trained to Guyot and Horizontal Cordon at a density of 5.300 blocks/ha. The wine, 90% sangiovese and 10% Merlot, gains its considerable body from bleeding-off (saignée) lots that will produce Chianti Classico; for this reason, the resulting wine is closer to a young red wine than to a white. Excellent structure and good holding potential over time are its principal qualities. But its fresh approachability, a hallmark of wines from fully ripe sangiovese, and the lushness of its fragrances combine to ensure that our rosato can be appreciated right from its first months in the bottle.