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Carignano, 2018

By Ampeleia

  • Appellation: IGT Costa Toscana
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Carignan
  • Soil type: Clay, Marl
  • Vessel type: Cement - Other
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 25 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Vigna Campo al Finocchio (fennel field), Carignano. With the 2015 harvest, we started to feel a different vitality in this vineyard. Protected by oaks and the Mediterranean scrub, it almost seemed as if it had been timidly hiding, waiting to be heard. It is through its expressiveness that we can access the taste of the gray clay and marl that characterizes this land. Our Ampeleia’s Carignano presents himself in his purity from the Campo al Finocchio vineyard, gently facing the coast from a distance. Agening: 8 months in cement tanks; vinificated with 20% of whole bunch Age of vines: vineyard planted between 2002-2004 at 250m above sea level. Alcohol: 12%

About Ampeleia

Tuscany, Italy

Ampeleia is a winery in the Upper Maremma region of Tuscany, located in Roccatederighi, a medieval town in the province of Grosseto. It is managed by a group of young people guided by vigneron and company manager Marco Tait, who took the reins when he was just 22. In almost twenty years of activity, we have converted our production first into organic and then into biodynamic. The character of Ampeleia has its roots in Cabernet Franc, the grape variety that best expresses the identity of the terroirs, while at the same time telling its story.

Ampeleia is at the heart of the Colline Metallifere National Geopark (UNESCO heritage). An area of exceptional geological interest that characterises all our lands and guides us in our conscientious work, first in the vineyard and then in the cellar.

Our wines speak of a territory formed of highs and lows, of history and innovation, of asperity and love. Cabernet Franc is the grape variety that best expresses the identity of our territory.