Castello di Ama

AMA Chianti Classico – 2019


Castello di Ama

Castello di Ama was founded in 1976, and is located in Gaiole in Chianti, within the additional geographical unit of the same name (UGA), located in the heart of Tuscany. It is located about 12 miles northeast of Siena in the hills of Gaiole. This is the heart of Chianti Classico, a bucolic rolling landscape of woods, vineyards and olive groves.

The estate is currently helmed by CEO Lorenza Sebasti, a member of the second generation of one of the four founding families. Marco Pallanti, who was once the President of the Chianti Classico Consorzio, has been the winemaker and technical director at Castello di Ama since 1982.

The goal of the estate is to have each bottle of Castello di Ama express the uniqueness of the terroir, and be an authentic expression of the vintage. Ama has practiced sustainable viticulture since the end of the 1990s, and recently received Equalitas (Italy) certification.


93 Points

The 2019 Ama seriously over-delivers for its price point and its classification.

The 2019 Ama is a lovely and nuanced wine, crafted from the estate’s youngest vines with an average age of 10 to 12 years old. Refined in second-use barriques, the aromas are framed by understated oak nuances, however intriguing scents of cherry, sage blossom, dried flowers and exotic herbs are uninhibited. The sumptuous palate is lifted by citrus zest, and finessed tannins coat the mouth with a caressing clay-like texture. Drinking window 2022 – 2031

Decanter, May, 2021
94 Points

This is really juicy and delicious with ripe cherries and berries, as well as some bark and dried orange. Medium to full body with round, refined tannins and a flavorful finish. Transparent and linear. Lively at the end. Excellent energy. Drink or hold., July, 2021
92 Points

A silky, open-knit wine, the 2019 Chianti Classico Ama is wonderfully alluring from the very first taste. This gracious, aromatically expressive Chianti Classico from the estate’s young vines, will drink beautifully upon release. 2021 – 2029

Vinous - Antonio Galloni, September, 2021