Castello di Ama Purple Rose Toscana 2019
The small hamlet of Ama is among Chianti’s most famous and fertile lands. In the 1970’s, a group of families infatuated with the area decided to form Castello di Ama and make world-renowned Chianti Classico. This Saignée-style rosé is made from the juices bled off the Merlot and Sangiovese wines that will then become their Chianti Classico. Fuller bodied than most with vibrant acidity. A beautiful wine.
WA89: Opening to a bright pink color with raspberry highlights, the Castello di Ama 2019 Purple Rose is a tonic and snappy Tuscan rosé made with Sangiovese and a smaller part of Merlot. Some wine juice that has had minimum contact with the skins is bled off into its own tank and becomes this wine. You'll notice the darker color saturation that is typical of the saignée method of making rosé. The bouquet offers bright tones of cherry, cassis and even some darker plum-like fruit. This vintage is beautifully fresh and fruit-forward. Production is 37,000 bottles strong. Dink this wine within the next 18 months.