Castello di Ama Vigneto La Casuccia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione | 2016 | 750 ml.

Item #: 51260

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 80% Sangiovese

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Critical Acclaim

RP96 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 19th Sep 2019

"From the small vineyard facing Castello di Ama from the north, the 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto la Casuccia shows a dark and hearty side with rich fruit that flows steadily from the bouquet. Like the other new releases from this iconic estate, this wine shows a pretty earthy note that is particularly well defined and fine-tuned in this vintage. The fruit is broad, thick and horizontal. This is a Sangiovese painted with broad brush strokes. It’ll stand another decade or two, or open it sooner with a pappardelle al cinghiale." (96 pts.)

VN97 Vinous Aug 2019

"The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto La Casuccia is rich, sensual and inviting, as it so often is. The addition of Merlot to Sangiovese yields a Chianti Classico built on textural resonance, with silky tannins, soft curves and tons of sheer allure. The 2016 won’t be ready to drink anytime soon, but it is unquestionably a great wine in the making. Succulent dark cherry, red plum, menthol, licorice, cloves and new oak infuse the creamy, voluptuous finish." (97 pts.)

WE97 Wine Enthusiast 4/1/2020

"Mature black-skinned berry, rose, tilled soil and a balsamic whiff of eucalyptus shape the nose. The bright, elegant palate has energy, tension and depth, delivering ripe wild cherry, red plum, licorice and crushed botanical herb. Taut, fine-grained tannins lend polished support while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. A gorgeous wine. Drink through 2031." (97 pts.)

JS95 JamesSuckling.com Thursday, November 7, 2019

"A dense and layered red with spice and berry character. Medium to full body. Blueberry, wet-earth and walnut undertones. Iodine. Shows structure and intensity. Drink in 2020 and onwards." (95 pts.)

Tuscany

There are few regions as picturesque as Italy's Tuscany. And there are few regions that produce finer wines, either. Tuscany is home to legendary wine regions Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti, among others, where the red wine grape Sangiovese is king. It's also home to "Super Tuscans," a category of Tuscan wines that don't officially fall within the Italian wine classification system.

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Italy

Italy is famous for its powerful, sleek, and elegant reds wines from ancient growing areas with legendary names such as Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano. Italian white wines are also gaining popularity: Orvieto, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon are excellent examples of Italian white wines.

Wines of Italy are complex and flavorful, much like the culture that is their source and the cuisine that is their match.

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More Information
SKU51260
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameCastello di Ama Vigneto La Casuccia
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Product Location - Location-AppellationChianti Classico
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume13.5%
BrandCastello di Ama
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2016
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)80% Sangiovese
Primary GrapeSangiovese
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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