Beauty and uniqueness enticed this family, originally from Rome, to Ama in the early Seventies. Bound by their love of wine, they replanted the vineyards and introduced new production methods, building a new winery with the end goal of producing Chianti Classico and returning Ama to its former glory.
The 75 hectares of vineyards surrounding the village at an altitude that ranges between 420 and 527 metres result in characterful wines suitable for long ageing.
“When I offer a taste of my wine, I would like to show in the glass the soil, the grapes and the land that it expresses.” Marco Pallanti
Castello di Ama is in the historic heart of Chianti Classico, in central Tuscany, between the Florence and Siena provinces, where vineyards and olive groves are edged by woodland in scenery that was depicted in Renaissance artist Benozzo Gozzoli’s Magi Chapel, in Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence.
The success of Castello di Ama lies with Lorenza Sebasti, daughter of one of the original owners, and winemaker Marco Pallanti. A 40-year labour of love, Lorenza and Marco continue to share the same passion, vision and values.