Castello di Ama

Vinsanto – 2015


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 2015 Vinsanto del Chianti Classico del Vigneto La Casuccia is laced with the essence of dried orchard fruit, flowers, chocolate and mint, all in a style that nicely balances freshness with flavor intensity. 2020 – 2030

Vinous - Antonio Galloni, August, 2020
94 Points

The 2015 Vin Santo from Castello di Ama is a lovely wine, coming in at fifteen percent octane. It is made from a blend of Malvasia Bianco and Trebbiano Toscano. The wine offers up a pure and very refined nose of apricot, golden raisin, orange peel, brown spices, new leather and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and tangy, with a marvelous core, bright acids, fine focus and grip and a long, seamlessly balanced and complex finish. This is stellar Vinsanto! 2022 – 2045

View From The Cellar, November, 2022