12.58 hectares, six planted in 1978 and the rest in 2007. 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot. Blackish crimson. Really dramatic nose with some opulence - like glacAc Sangiovese. Oo really rather gorgeous. So glamorous. Rich and chestnutty on the nose. A wonderful expression of Chianti Classico crossed with intensity. Great balance. Much more forward than San Lorenzo and Vigneto Bellavista 2013.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96
A deep, complex red, this features black currant, blackberry, spice, mineral and tobacco aromas and flavors. Monolithic now, yet with a sense of elegance. The finish is long and saturated, yet this will require some time to show its best. Best from 2020 through 2035. 56 cases imported.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
Castello di Ama excels in cooler vintages with long growing seasons for slow-ripening Sangiovese. The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigneto la Casuccia shows excellent results. This wine is released in limited bottle numbers and exhibits profound elegance and beauty. It is softly layered and delicate with wild berry, dried cherry and light baking spice. Vigneto la Casuccia boasts a fine level of intricate embroidery and texture.
Author: Monica Larner
Vinous | Rating: 97
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.
Author: Antonio Galloni
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 95
The precision and beauty to this wine is very impressive with blueberry, blackberry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. It's tight and focused. Gorgeous. Drink or hold.