Saturday, August 25, 2018

Castello di Ama Purple Rose

2017 Castello di Ama Purple Rose....$21.99

Made from Sangiovese 96%, Merlot 4% grapes
Vine age – planted 1978.

Luminous red-pink. Fresh aromas of strawberry and flowers, then ripe and sweet with similar flavors to the aromas that show very good acid cut. This actually leaves a sweet impression on the long suave finish, but has so much acidity it seems less sweet than it is. Lovely. Winemaker Marco Pallanti has changed the winemaking so as to macerate the must on the skins for twelve hours and then ages the wine in used (one year) barriques to round it. A blend of mostly Sangiovese with a little Merlot.
Rated 90/100 Vinous Media

Castello di Ama has been producing Rosato since 1982. This wine comes from the best vats of Sangiovese and Merlot through a drain (saignee) carried out for almost 12 hours with skin contact. For many years, we have been fermenting the extracted must in small stainless steel tanks, but three years ago, we started an experiment to ferment the must just extracted in second-passage barriques.

The fermentation of approximately 30% of the must in second-passage oak barriques give the wine a better longevity and color stability, enhancing the aroma with a red-fruit bouquet and much deeper fragrances. The extremely successful result of this experiment made us comfortable in the decision to propose vintage 2017.

Winemaker's Notes
Color: Purple with living nuances
Aroma: Primary fruity aromas such as cherry and ripened strawberry
Taste: The personality of this wine comes up when it enters the mouth. A persistent flavor reminds red fruits and mineral notes. An extraordinary freshness completes the tasting profile.

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