Castello di Ama is based in the Tuscany region of Italy.
They are best known for some of their reds, such as Chianti Classico, but also produce rose and white wines.
I discovered this bottle in 2011 at a wine tasting at Undici restaurant.
Al Poggio is 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Grigio.
While I typically do not care for Chardonnay, I found this blend rather tasty.
The Pinot Grigio nicely cut the Chardonnay, which, to me, can be almost sweet at times.
Hits on the nose were pear, green apple, and the aforementioned oak.
The palate found citrus, pear, green apple, anise, and, again, more oak. This was a light wine. ABV lists on the label at 13%, but the producer’s website provided a more precise 12.52% for this vintage.
This wine will pair with a variety of lighter dishes. Cheeses would go great with it. Sushi would go well, as would a tuna tartare. I would avoid tomato-based sauces or anything overly spicy.
The 2009 Al Poggio retails in the $42 range. If you like white wine, if you like Pinot Grigio, if you don’t mind oak in your whites (that’s a lot of ifs!), I would recommend you give this wine a try. If not, Al Poggio is probably not for you.