Mario Batali is thrilled to share the wines of Castello di Ama with you on this special evening. We welcome Lorenza Sebasti Pallanti to Del Posto to share her knowledge and passion for Ama & the Chianti Classico region. Lorenza will bring us an owner’s perspective of the estate and its vintages. Del Posto’s executive Chef, Melissa J. Rodriguez, has crafted a menu to pair with the exciting wines of Castello di Ama.
Castello di Ama can trace its existence back to 998 A.D but according to wine critic Antonio Galoni, “quality winemaking on the premises is a more recent event, as the real leap into wine stardom occurred only with the arrival of Lorenza, and winemaker Marco Pallanti.” The Chianti Classico & “Super Tuscans” being cultivated from Castello di Ama are some of the best wines being produced in Italy today. Lorenza and Marco’s unwavering commitment to sangiovese as Italy’s signature grape only augments the wines themselves.
Some might argue that Chianti Classico is the most under-appreciated fine wine region in the world, and that its development potential is massive. Lorenza, Marco and Castello di Ama are on the forefront of bringing Chianti into the modern fine wine market.
Spanish Mackerel in Carpione
“Al Poggio” Bianco 2014
Rabbit Tortellini in Brodo
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
Vigneto La Casuccia² 2007
Pici with Wild Boar Ragu
Vingeto Bellavista 2006
Chianti Classico 2004
Dry Aged Bone-In Rib Eye
Salt Baked Fingerlings with Salsa Verde
Market Green Salad, Parmigiano-Reggiano & Tomato Raisins
Pecorino Due with Grilled Bread
Vin Santo 2011
Castello di Ama is a fascinating place. You can learn more about Lorenza, Marco, their winery, and its extensive contemporary art collection by visiting their website.