Castello Di Ama Al Poggio Bianco
n 1984, it was decided to extend the area dedicated to Chardonnay on the Al Poggio site, and another four hectares were planted, training the vines in the open lyre method as the wine was intended to be of remarkable structure. The first vintage was in 1988.
Aspecting: north west – south west
Vine density: 2,800 plants/h as open lyre; 5,200 plants/h as vertical trellis First vintage: 1988
Blend: pure Chardonnay
Vinification: after soft-pressing of the grapes, 60% of the must was refrigerated and fermented in steel tanks, while the rest was transferred to barriques. Of the grapes
being fermented in wood, 25% were macerated on the skins for about 12 hours. The Allier and Tronçais barriques used were half new, half a year old. The 40% vinified in barriques underwent malolactic fermentation. Barrique maturation lasted about eight months, on the lees, with regular batonnage every seven days.
This wine was bottled on 11 February 2016, producing 22,200 bottles.
Colour: limpid, brilliant gold
Nose: floral with hints of typical summer hedgerow. Infused with summer fruit like apricot and a forward almondy note.
Mouth: a confident attack with stunning fresh, mineral notes in the opening. Excellent persistence and length.