Bellavista

Italy, Tuscany

98/100WA
98/100V
CA$312.74

2016

The Bellavista vineyard covers an area of 22.82 hectares, with 9.30 replanted from 1974 to 1978, and 13.52 replanted in 2007. The plot of 22 parcels of land has been terraced to improve aspecting and ensure more uniform ripening. In the best vintages, parcels 1 to 19 of Malvasia Nera, and 21 and 22 of Sangiovese contribute most to the production of this vineyard selection.

Extremely elegant, spice notes nuanced with roasted coffee notes: Ripened red fruits, succulent, intriguing and long-lasting. Tannins are ripen armonic and delicate.
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Bottle Size: 750ml

Varietal: Sangiovese

Style: Dry

Body: Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Region: Italy, Tuscany

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2016

Rating: 95+

98 WA

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista sees fruit sourced from one of Castello di Ama’s most beautiful vineyards with a wide exposures and plenty of sunshine. This wine shows profound complexity and a far reaching bouquet that evolves slowly in the glass. Of these three single-vineyard Gran Selezione wines (Bellavista, La Casuccia and San Lorenzo), the Vigneto Bellavista is the most complete, but it is also the most linear and streamlined in terms of mouthfeel. I would bet on putting this wine aside in your cellar for a longer aging time. 2022–2042

98 V

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Ama’s 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto Bellavista is a flat out stunner. Dark and brooding in its first impression, the 2016 races out of the glass with explosive vertical lift. This structured, potent Chianti Classico won’t be ready to drink anytime soon, but it is immensely promising. Savory herbs, crushed rocks, chalk and dried flowers add myriad layers of dimension. The 2016 is complex, nuanced and built for cellaring. 2026 – 2041

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