2019 Castello di Ama, San Lorenzo Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

2019 Castello di Ama, San Lorenzo Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

2019 Castello di Ama, San Lorenzo Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

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The 2019 Castello di Ama, San Lorenzo Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico was a Merchant's Pick

97 point Chianti Classico • Destined for Top 100 Again!

September 13, 2023

Last year, Castello di Ama San Lorenzo 2018 was among the Top 100 Italians Wines Of 2021.  

The 2019 is a finer vintage - and wine.  We would not be surprised to see the 2019 Castello di Ama grace the accolade lists of many critics again.  A late growing season and ideal conditions allowed grapes to stay on the vine longer with yielding tremendous flavor and depth.

A perfect pairing for fresh pasta or homemade pizza,  look no further than the 2019 CDA. 

"A blend of the estate’s four historic vineyards... There's plenty to unpack here. A top note of vanilla complements red cherry, tobacco and thyme. Diving into the palate, the juicy red plum core is nuanced by freshly turned earth and rose. Assertive in personality but equally gracious, it's hard to resist at the moment. Those well-formed tannins of polished wood, and charming grapey scratchiness should keep this in nick for the next eight to 10 years." Decanter

What We Love About This Chianti Classico

At 500 feet above sea level, the clay, chalky soil is the heartbeat of this stunning Sangiovese.  The gorgeous texture and depth come from the terroir of the estate's historic vineyards, Bellavista, Casuccia, San Lorenzo, and Montebuoni vineyards.

The tannins are ripe and chewy, giving the wine a gorgeous grip throughout the entire experience.  

The tremendous vintage reveals itself in this wine; it is neither heavy nor extracted.  Rather, the fruit is wonderfully balanced and offers incredible depth.  

Please pass the pasta!!


A stunning 2019 vintage produced an even more stunning Chianti Classico.

By David Gettenberg


“Lasts for minutes.”

James Suckling • 97 / 100

"Perfumed and beautiful with flowers, cherries and raspberries. Forest fruits, too. Full-bodied with extremely fine tannins that run the length of the wine and are wonderfully integrated, spreading across the palate. Lasts for minutes. Better after 2025, but already fantastic."


“Wild Mediterranean scrub.”

Wine Spectator • 95 / 100

"Sleek and racy, featuring cherry, blackberry, violet and iron aromas and flavors. This red is more about fruit and finesse, though there's an element of wild Mediterranean scrub. Firm, with dense, resonant tannins and a long finish."


“Fresh cherry fruit, blackberry, spice and grilled herb emerge.”

Wine Advocate • 95 / 100

"The 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo draws its fruit from various sites selected throughout the estate, and for that reason, it is often the most representative wine from Castello di Ama (despite its more approachable price). This vintage is especially interesting, showing a more formal quality of tannins for longer aging potential and softly extracted dark fruit that sets it apart. Vintner Marco Pallanti likens 2019 to 2004 or 2016, some of the best vintages in recent memory. The wine is partially aged in new oak, and the percentage of new barrels used depends on the vintage conditions. This edition sees 20% new oak, medium toast and fine grains. The team is working with lower temperatures during fermentation with more numerous pump-overs for the first couple of weeks, then the wine is left alone. Fresh cherry fruit, blackberry, spice and grilled herb emerge."

Producer: Castello di Ama

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Subregion: Chianti Classico

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml

Code: W5250-2019-750