Region: Chianti Classico, Italy
Varietal: Chianti Blend
Tasting Notes: 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark The 2007 Chianti Classico Vigneto Bellavista is a knock out. Rose petals, flowers, all sorts of red berries and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from the 2007. Striking inner perfume, ripe tannins and phenomenal overall balance are the calling cards. Today the 2007 comes across as a modern-day version of the 1990 or, to use a more contemporary comparison, the 2004, but with more weight and also greater sweetness in the tannin. Either way, it is flat-out stunning and a must-have. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037. Inner quote mark (6/2012)
95 points James Suckling
Outer quote mark Subtle berry and leather character, with hints of cedar. Turns to wild fruits. Full bodied, with a wonderful core of fruit and super polished tannins. A love the texture to this! Best after 2013. Inner quote mark (8/2011)
93 points Wine Spectator
Outer quote mark A linear style, this elegant wine boasts cherry, strawberry, tobacco and spice aromas and flavors. Gains richness in the mouth, supported by stern tannins, yet this is balanced and very long. Be patient. Best from 2014 through 2025. Inner quote mark (8/2011)
Pairing: Roast lamb with rosemary and garlic, roast or braised veal, especially with mushrooms, tuscan-style sausages and beans, fresh young cheeses like English Cheshire, Dutch young or semi-mature Gouda cheese and Italian Taleggio, and believe it or not a juicy grilled beef or lamb burger with cheese! Try this side dish of Spinach Risotto With Taleggio from Ruth Rogers paired with a nice cut of grilled meat. Enjoy!
About: The beauty of Ama spurred Tomaso Carini to oversee the rebirth of this land in the early Seventies, involving three friends (GianVittorio Cavanna, Pietro Tradico and Lionello Sebasti) in the project. A limited company was established, which would change the destiny of Chianti.
The four entrepreneurs, led by Cavanna, replanted most of the vineyards and built a modern fermentation cellar, which became an innovative model for the entire area.
Marco Pallanti arrived in Ama in 1982, a young Florentine agronomist who became the estate’s winemaker after extensive technical training at the University of Bordeaux under the tutelage of Patrick Léon.
Lorenza Sebasti, the daughter of one of the owners, Lionello, took over the estate’s management in 1993. A 40-year labour together, Lorenza and Marco continue to share the same passion and vision.
The second generation of the Carini, Tradico and Sebasti families are still represented in today’s company.
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