||13% Merlot, 80% Sangiovese, 7% Malvasia Nera
||Località Ama in Chianti - Frazione Lecchi in Chianti - Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
||Altitude: 460-525 m. a.s.l. Exposure: North-East/South-West.
||Clay-Calcareous, rich in skeleton.
||Vertical espalier with simple Guyot.
||Vinification has started through ambient yeasts, separately for each grape variety, in steel tanks at controlled temperature between 30° and 33° C, with manual pumping over and a total cuvaison of 22 days for Sangiovese, 25 days for Merlot and 26 days for Malvasia Nera. After the first draining off, the wine was transferred into barriques for malolactic fermentation.
||The assemblage of the three grape varieties takes place at the end of the malolactic fermentation. Afterwards the wine is transferred into oak barrique – of which 18% are new - of fine grain for approximately 10 months.
||Price Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo 2017 € 34.27