Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2016 750ml - Liquors Inc.
Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2016 750ml
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Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista 2016

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello di Ama
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Pure ruby-red color. An extremely elegant nose, with spice notes nuanced with coffee notes. Ripened red fruits on the palate - succulent, intriguing and long lasting. Tannins are ripe, armonic and delicate.
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista sees fruit sourced from one of Castello di Ama's most beautiful vineyards with a wide exposures and plenty of sunshine. This wine shows profound complexity and a far-reaching bouquet that evolves slowly in the glass. Of these three single-vineyard Gran Selezione wines (Bellavista, La Casuccia and San Lorenzo), the Vigneto Bellavista is the most complete, but it is also the most linear and streamlined in terms of mouthfeel. I would bet on putting this wine aside in your cellar for a longer aging time.

Monica Larner, September 19, 2019
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Ama's 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista is a flat out stunner. Dark and brooding in its first impression, the 2016 races out of the glass with explosive vertical lift. This structured, potent Chianti Classico won't be ready to drink anytime soon, but it is immensely promising. Savory herbs, crushed rocks, chalk and dried flowers add myriad layers of dimension. The 2016 is complex, nuanced and built for cellaring.

Antonio Galloni, August 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of black-skinned fruit, dark spice and sunbaked soil mingle with whiffs of camphor and forest floor on this enticing blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Malvasia Nera. The elegant, structured palate delivers black plum, ripe black cherry, star anise and crushed mint while firm, polished tannins provide support and finesse. It's well balanced, with bright acidity, while an earthy hint of game gives the finish depth. Drink 2023-2036.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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This is a contrast of power and refinement, with black cherry and black currant fruit encased in a sheen of oak, while burly tannins and vivid acidity enhance the structure. Awkward today, this displays incredible elegance, with a laser of vivid acidity driving the exceptional length. Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera. Best from 2023 through 2043. 315 cases made, 40 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2020

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