Castello Di Ama, Chianti Classico, Vigneto la Casuccia
The La Casuccia vineyard covers 12.58 hectares, six planted in 1978 and the rest in 2007. The plot has been terraced to improve aspecting and ensure more uniform ripening. La Casuccia is split into nine parcels of land and in the best vintages it is typically parcel numbers 49, 46 and 45 which contribute to producing the limited quantities of this vineyard selection.
The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto La Casuccia is soft, open-knit and succulent. Silky tannins wrap around a core of dark red cherry, plum, rose petal mint and sweet spices. The Casuccia is the most sensual and racy of the Ama wines today. It should drink well with minimal cellaring. Once again, the purity of the fruit is striking. The creamy, explosive finish is a thing of beauty. The second time I tasted the 2013 one word came to mind: elation.
Score: 97Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2016