Bibenda 2013

The farm has been in operation for ten years now and was set up by intentionally purchasing land parcels located at different height levels and quite far away from each other, in order to have a significant variety of altitudes that would allow the development of a wide pedologic mix and a varied microclimate. Ampeleia was founded thanks to the vision of three friends who, with the future in mind, envisaged a winemaking style that would encompass the elegance and biodiversity of the special territory they chose to invest on. Two years ago, the conversion to organic farming started on the plot called ‘Ampeleia di Sopra’, and it is going to progressively expand to ‘Ampeleia di Mezzo’ and ‘Ampeleia di Sotto’ too. Unlitro is the latest wine produced by the farm. It is a light and bubbly wine offered to customers with an original format.   

AMPELEIA 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TYPE: Red IGT – GRAPES: Cabernet Franc 60%, Sangiovese 15%, other varieties 25% – Alcohol Content: 14% – €23 - BOTTLES PRODUCED: 20,000 – Deep ruby red. Aroma mix given by grape varieties conveying hints of sage and aromatic herbs, light pepper, followed by an assortment of red fruits where blackberry and cherry scent stands out, as well as some spiced notes. Immediately smooth and warm on the palate, with a determined structure and sufficient freshness. Final fruity notes mirrors initial aromas, sweeter finish due to a vanilla return. Barrique-aged for 16 months. An ideal match for lamb shoulder roasted with juniper berries.

UNLITRO 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   TYPE: Red IGT – GRAPES: Grenache 80%, Mourvedre 20% – Alcohol Content: 13% – €9 - BOTTLES PRODUCED: 15,000 – Clear ruby red with purple nuances. Gentle and fruity nose with hints of cherries soaked in alcohol, flowery notes of red roses and, finally, juniper. Warm but adequately fresh taste, tannin-rich and medium lasting flavour.  Hints of concrete. An ideal match for chicken morsels cooked with bay leaves.

KEPOS 2010                                                                                                                                      

TYPE: Red IGT – GRAPES: Grenache, Mourvedre, Marselan, Alicante and Carignano – Alcohol Content: 13,5% – €13 - BOTTLES PRODUCED: 40,000 – Dark ruby red with a purple trim. Nose profile centred on wild berries, cardamon, humus, talcum powder and rosmarin notes. Thick and complex taste, young tannins on an obvious soft base. Fruity after-aroma. Concrete hints. An ideal match for cannelloni.

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