Castello di Ama San Lorenzo
Best Italian wine in 2014 according to Wine Spectator Magazine
by Serena Perfetto
Castello di Ama San Lorenzo 2010 has been elected as the best Italian wine in the world and it’s number 6 in the Wine list for 2014, among top wines chosen by the prestigious WineSpectator Magazine.
Best of 2014
The wine is named after the wide valley around Siena, that the 18th century villa owned by Pallanti family overlook. The Castello di Ama San Lorenzo is made from red grapes: part of those vineyards were planted between 1974 and 1978, with almost 3,000 vines per hectare, while newer plantings are almost 5,300 vines per hectare. Starting in 1996, they have been replacing the outdated vineyards. Castello di Ama San Lorenzo has been elected thanks to the elegance and the intensity of its taste. It is made 80% of Sangiovese and 20% of Malvasia Nera, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The Pallanti family produces each year 300 thousands bottles and their winery is also becoming a museum of contemporary art. They started the collection in 1999 with Michelangelo Pistoletto, now once a year (such as the harvest), they invite a well-known artist to create something which can fit into the Tuscan landscape and the villa architecture.