Castello di Ama Chianti Classico 2017: Too young to drink
Today I’ll be reviewing a bottle of Castello di Ama Chianti Classico 2017 which I bought a few weeks ago in view of the circuit breaker in Singapore.
Some background of Castello di Ama
Ama is a small village in the Gaiole municipality. Castello di Ama is in the historic heart of Chianti Classico, in central Tuscany, between the Florence and Siena provinces.
“Chianti” has referred to the municipalities of Radda, Gaiole and Castellina since the mid-eighteenth century. Over the centuries, the word “Chianti” was overused and abused to the point that a narrower and more distinctive denomination was needed, hence “Chianti Classico”.
Source: Castello di Ama
On the looks: it is deep ruby in colour with fully opacity and medium viscosity.
On the nose: I could sniff out primary aromas such as cherries, berries and black currants. For secondary aromas, I could smell wild flowers and chrysanthemum. On the third smell, it smelt it a bit like wet soil and damp socks. Overall, I would say this wine smells like summer that came after the rain.
On the palate: I could taste an explosion of fruits. This is a very fruity yet dry wine with high acidity. Lots of tannins which made me go “woah” but they are not overbearing. Overall, a medium-bodied and fruity wine.
Conclusion: As this is a very young wine, the primary taste and smells are fruit-based flavours. Probably worth keeping for a few more years before drinking.
2017 vintage of Castello di Ama Chianti Classico