Ampeleia

Ampeleia Unlitro 2022

$26
$26

Ampeleia Unlitro––One Liter––is a red natural wine from Tuscany made from a blend of mostly Alicante (aka Grenache or Cannonau) but also Carignano, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, and Alicante Bouschet. Vineyards are around 250-300 meters above sea level, and grapes are picked in mid-September. Unlitro is made naturally without chemicals in the vineyard or the cellar, and it is aged six months in cement tanks.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Light Body
Grapes:, Alicante
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2022
Alcohol:, 10.5%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Tuscany
Appellation:, Toscana IGT
Bottle Size:, 1L
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

Food Pairing Ideas:

Pasta all'Amatriciana, pasta e fagioli.

 

Producer profile

Ampeleia

Ampeleia was born in 2002 from the collaboration and friendship between Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann, and Giovanni Podini. They saw in Ampeleia a place where they could develop an agricultural project and fulfill a common vision relating to shared values and experiences.
Since 2009, Thomas's intense political commitment to his homeland has compelled him to forsake his involvement in Ampeleia.

Ampeleia exists thanks to the hard work of many people who, with great passion, dedicate their time and energy to the success and development of this project. Simona Spinelli has been managing the administrative and commercial aspects since the beginning, while Marco Tait oversees all aspects of wine production.

Their effort is completed by a dynamic and energetic group of young people working together in an atmosphere of dialogue and mutual improvement: Leonardo Mucci as vineyard manager, Sara Bani and Valentina Fiorenti in the offices are the winery's accountants, and many other workers. Thanks to each of them, Ampeleia writes its story every day.

Wine region

Tuscany, Italy

The Tuscany wine region, located in central Italy, is one of the world's most renowned and picturesque wine regions. It spans a variety of landscapes, from the rolling hills and valleys to the coastal plains along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Tuscany's climate is typically Mediterranean, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The diverse topography and microclimates within the region create ideal conditions for viticulture, allowing for the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties.


History

Viticulture in Tuscany dates back to the Etruscan times, well before the Roman Empire. Over centuries, Tuscan winemaking has evolved, integrating traditional methods with modern techniques. The region's reputation for high-quality wines has been built on centuries of careful cultivation and a deep respect for the land.


Key Wine Regions

Tuscany is home to several key wine regions, each known for its unique terroir and distinctive wines:

  1. Chianti
  2. Brunello di Montalcino
  3. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  4. Bolgheri
  5. Vernaccia di San Gimignano


Grape Varieties

Tuscany's vineyards are planted with a variety of grapes, both indigenous and international. The primary grape varieties include:

  • Sangiovese: The most important grape in Tuscany, used in Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
  • Canaiolo: Often blended with Sangiovese in Chianti.
  • Trebbiano: A white grape used in various blends and for producing Vin Santo, a traditional dessert wine.
  • Vernaccia: The primary grape in Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah: Commonly used in Super Tuscan blends.


Winemaking Practices

Tuscany's winemakers are known for their dedication to quality and tradition. Many producers practice organic and biodynamic farming, emphasizing sustainability and environmental stewardship. Traditional methods, such as aging wines in large Slavonian oak casks, are often combined with modern techniques to enhance the quality and expression of the wines.


Food Pairings

Tuscany's wines are renowned for their ability to complement the region's rich culinary heritage. Chianti pairs well with pasta dishes, particularly those with tomato-based sauces. At the same time, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are excellent with hearty meat dishes, such as bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine steak) and wild boar ragù. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a perfect match for seafood and light appetizers. At the same time, the versatile Super Tuscans can be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes, from roasted meats to aged cheeses.

Frequently asked question

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What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
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What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
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What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
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Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.