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Ampeleia ‘Unlitro’ Costa Toscana Rosso IGT 2017

Estate: Located in the rugged hills of Maremma, near the Tuscan coast in Italy, Ampeleia is the passion project of 3 friends; pioneering winemaker Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini. With the concept of capturing the diversity and magnitude of the land, the vines in Ampeleia intentionally grow in different areas with a range of altitudes and soils. This allows each vineyard plot to express its distinctive personality.

Philosophy: “Ampeleia wines seek to bring into your glass the simple and honest taste of Roccatederighi’s inherent diversity by observing, becoming aware and understanding its profound character.”

Winemaking: All vineyards are farmed biodynamically and organically. As little as possible human intervention in the winery, with only indigenous yeasts used. Grapes were sourced from the estate’s youngest vineyards located 200 to 350 meters in elevation. Aged for 6 months in cement tanks. The name Unlitro represents “one litre of Ampeleia – an expression of Ampeleia’s vitality and subtly delicate nature”.

Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with aromas of strawberry, rose petal, sour cherry, raspberry, dusty earth and peppery spice. Tasting very similar to the aromas with wild strawberry, morello cherry, cranberry, rose petal, tobacco with a shake of white pepper accented by fresh acidity and silky black tea tannins. Black currant and a hint of black cherry linger on the dry spicy finish. Well balanced, well structured, fantastic on its own or with just about any dish.

Predominantly Alicante [aka Grenache, Cannonau] with Carignan and Alicante Bouschet
Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Estate Bottled by Società Agricola Ampeleia S.R.L.
12.5% Alcohol

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