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. Grapes were vinified separately, “a small part of the harvest undergoes carbonic maceration, the rest is either done whole berry or crushed”. 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: Transparent ruby red in colour, with aromas of cherry, fig, Tuscan underbrush, baking spice, wildflowers, earth and peppery spice. Cherry, pomegranate, red currant, grilled herbs and earth are framed by bright acidity and black tea tannins. Plum, black cherry, earth and spice linger on the plush finish. Consistently easy drinking and super versatile at the table.
80% Alicante Nero [Grenache], 20% Carignano
Toscana Rosso IGT
Estate Bottled by Società Agricola Ampeleia S.R.L.
$15 [1 liter]