||25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
||Località Ama in Chianti - Frazione Lecchi in Chianti - Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
||Altitude: 508–420 m. a.s.l. Exposure: North-East / South-West.
||Merlot and Cabernet Franc as vertical trellis, single Guyot; Sangiovese as spurred cordon.
||Fermentation was started using ambient yeasts, separately for each variety and in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 30–32 °C, with manual pumpovers and total cuvaison of 25 days for the Sangiovese, 25 days for the Merlot and 25 days for the Cabernet Franc. After first racking, the wine was transferred to barriques for malolactic fermentation.
||Assemblage of the three varieties took place after malolactic fermentation, then the wine was transferred for 12 months to fine-grain oak barriques, of which 30% were new and the rest were second passage.
||Price Castello di Ama Haiku 2017 € 35.97