The first wine appellation
Ama is a small village in the Gaiole municipality. Castello di Ama is in the historic heart of Chianti Classico, in central Tuscany, between the Florence and Siena provinces.
"Chianti" has referred to the municipalities of Radda, Gaiole and Castellina since the mid-eighteenth century. Over the centuries, the word "Chianti" was overused and abused to the point that a narrower and more distinctive denomination was needed, hence "Chianti Classico".