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Ampeleia, 2016

By Ampeleia

  • Appellation: IGT Costa Toscana
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc
  • Soil type: Clay, Limestone
  • Vessel type: Wood - Other (e.g. acacia, cherry etc.), Cement - Other
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 29 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Ampeleia represents the origin and the evolution of the winery, mainly Cabernet Franc with a small portion of Sangiovese until 2014. Starting from the 2015 vintage, Ampeleia is the harmonic union of the different Cabernet Franc parcels of Ampeleia di Sopra. Ampeleia is the best expression of Roccatederighi’s terroir.

About Ampeleia

Tuscany, Italy

Ampeleia is located in Maremma (Tuscany) on the Colline Metallifere (Metal hills) and is characterized by its high-rise from 200 to 600m above sea level that conveys biodiversity.

It is a biodynamic farm managed by a group of young people in which Marco Tait expresses the vision of Elisabetta Foradori and Giovanni Podini and the terroir through the wines (Cabernet Franc and Mediterranean varieties).

Today Ampeleia is: 35ha vineyards, 54ha wood, 32ha arable and grazing land, 1.5ha olive grove, vegetable garden, orchard, 6 cows, chicken.