Ampeleia, Carignano Costa Toscana 2019Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Ampeleia was born only just in 2002 from the collaboration and friendship between noteworthy icons—Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann, and Giovanni Podini. They created a place where they could not only develop an agricultural project but also fulfill a common dream. The estate comprises different plots of land, each located far apart and on different altitude levels—their mission is to create variables in altitude, soil type and microclimatic conditions. Variety is the spice of life, at least Ampeleia, representing the project’s constant quality and willingness to discover. The grape varieties that have been planted are common to Mediterranean vineyards reflecting the tradition of growing multiple varieties in the same vineyard. Today, the estate extends over three altitude levels and covers 35 hectares of vineyard.
Carignano, otherwise known as Carignan, comes from the Sassoforte vineyard that is situated on a peak complete with ruins of a castle, once used by the local people of Siena. The winemakers think this vineyard expresses all the best qualities about the Mediterranean terroir.