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IGT Toscana Merlot

Empatia 2019

Empatia (empathy) is the ability to understand the feelings, thoughts and emotions of another and is the cornerstone of friendship. Empatia is our most exclusive and intimate wine, as ever since its first vintage in 2007 it has been reserved for Ampeleia’s partners and closest friends.

Empatia is big like friendship and for this reason is only bottled in magnum format.

Empatia derives from an intuition; on the point of removing the oldest vineyard on the estate, planted only with Merlot, following the first vintages we discovered a Merlot with a different, uncharacteristic tone and with an unexpected depth of expression and extraordinary character: the character of Roccatederighi.

Empatia is a great wine with a reputation that has grown over time through word of mouth, and has brought prestige to our estate. For this reason, in 2017 decided to start to share it with all our aficionados.

Data sheet

Intense, lively colour, with aromas of small berries, cassis and menthol notes to the nose. It has a rich matter, sustained by a marked acidity that gives it an intriguing and enveloping mouth and a lasting and elegant finishing note.

Only in magnum bottles.

  • Appellation: IGT Toscana Merlot
  • Grape variety: Merlot
  • Training system: spurred cordon
  • Alcohol content: 14% vol
  • Altitude: 500 m/asl
  • Harvest period: 3rd week in September
  • Yield/ha: 30 hl
  • Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks
  • Vinification notes: maceration on the skins for 15-20 days. Fermented with whole berries
  • First vintage: 2007
  • Bottles produced: 500 (magnum only)