Ampeleia, Alicante 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.
Alicante Nero is believed to be one of the most genuine varieties of Maremma. This is one of Ampeleia’s single varieties coming from the single vineyard of La Pieve where it feels at home in the clay soils. The wine undergoes 20% whole cluster fermentation. Ageing is complete after ten months in concrete tanks.