Castello di Ama Merlot l'Apparita 2017
Castello di Ama Merlot l'Apparita 2017
95
RP 96
BB 5
VT 4
JS 97

Castello di Ama, 0,75 l - 13.50%
100% Merlot

HK$ 1,688.00
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Tuscany - Italy
Red green still

How to serve

Serve at:

16 - 18°C.

Decanting time:

1 Hour

Longevity:

15 - 25 years

Glass:

Castello di Ama Merlot l'Apparita 2017

L’Apparita was Tuscany’s first pure Merlot and has been a cult wine since its very first vintage, in 1985. The small parcels that make up the 3.84 hectares of the L’Apparita vineyard are set atop the Vigneto Bellavista hill, at an altitude di 490 metres asl. In 1975 they were planted with Canaiolo and Malvasia Bianca, then grafted over with Merlot clone 342 between 1982 and 1985.

Colour

Deep, impenetrable crimson with violet nuances.

Bouquet

Red berries, blackberries; spice, black peppercorns and juniper. A balsamic note completes the aromatic profile of this wine.

Flavour

Extremely stylish, velvety and mouthfilling, yet powerful, with silky, delicate tannins. Decidedly fresh-tasting, endlessly lingering.

Pairing

Meat
Game
Cheese
Matured cheese
Pork

Features

Name Castello di Ama Merlot l'Apparita 2017
Type Red green still
Classification
Year 2017
Size 0,75 l Standard
Alcohol content 13.50% by volume
Grape varieties 100% Merlot
Country
Region Tuscany
Origin Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
Climate Altitude: 490 m. a.s.l. Exposure: North – South.
Soil composition Limestone with a prevalence of clays.
Cultivation system Open lyre.
No. plants per hectare 2800
Harvest .
Vinification Fermentation was started using ambient yeasts in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 30–33 °C, with manual pumpovers and total cuvaison of 25 days. After first racking, the wine was transferred to barriques for malolactic fermentation.
Ageing After malolactic fermentation, the wine spent 18 months in fine-grain oak barriques, of which 50% were new and the rest were second passage. The wine was bottled on 21 September 2013, producing 6,840 standard Bordeaux bottles, 210 magnums, 40 Jeroboams, and 20 Salmanazars.
pH 3.47
Dry extract 28.90 gr/L
Production year 8,260 bottles
Allergens Contains sulphites
On offer Price Castello di Ama Merlot l'Apparita 2017 HK$ 1,688.00 

Official awards

Expert

Prize

Vintage

Bibenda
 
2017
James Suckling
97/100 
2017
Robert Parker
96/100 
2017
Vitae AIS
 
2017
xtraWine
96/100 
2017
Wine Spectator
94/100 
2018
Wine Spectator
94/100 
2016
Wine Spectator
94/100 
2015
Veronelli
 
2007
Veronelli
 
2006
Wine Spectator
94/100 
2006
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Art, landscape and the wisdom of wine have always co-existed in Ama. The Etruscan origins attest to the existence of a fortified town in pre-Roman times. Ama was owned by the Firidolfi family during the Holy Roman Empire. The castle, which stands in...

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