Balsamic character on the nose, wild herbs and spices hints. Well defined on the palate, clear-cut and neat. Contrasting finish with pleasantly bitter notes of cherries and wild strawberries.
After years of experience, Ampeleia has achieved a deeper awareness of the natural world around us and their vineyards. The character of the land emerges clearly in the wines. It is this new awareness that inspired us to conceive a third wine sourced from the youngest vineyards.
The name of the wine is ‘Unlitro’ – one liter of Ampeleia – an expression of Ampeleia’s vitality and subtly delicate nature.
AZIENDA AMPELEIA, Roccateterighi, Maremma – Certified organic and biodynamic by Q Certificazioni and Demeter. Ampeleia (from the Greek word for ‘vine’) is owned by Elisabetta Foradori and Giovani Podini. The winemaker and agronomist, Marco Tait has been with the estate since its inception in 2002. It was founded with Elisabetta’s overarching vision of allowing the true nature of an area, its diversity, its grapes, land, and culture to be expressed. The wildness of the southern Maremma, bounded by the Colle Metallifere and the sea were virgin territory, far removed from the glamour of Bolgheri and Montalcino. The estate is large and biodiverse with a total of 40 ha of vineyard interspersed with chestnut and cork oak forests as well as Mediterranean scrub. There are three parts, across differing altitudes, with differing soils and microclimates: Ampeleia di Sopra; di Mezzo and di Sotto.
Alcohol Grade: 12.5%
Aged in cement tanks for 6 months
Aging Capacity: 2 years
Size: 1 liter
- Several important critics have rated this Costa Toscana IGT wine highly: James Suckling gave the 2014 vintage a score of 91.