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Ampeleia Unlitro 2020

Ampeleia • 750ml • 12.5%

£24.95

✌︎ Ampeleia Unlitro is a red natural wine from Tuscany bursting with juicy and playful notes of fresh pomegranate, mulberry jam, dark roots, and Mediterranean herbs.

Ampeleia Unlitro gets its name from its 1-liter format and has long since become a darling to natural wine lovers the world over. The epitome of the daily, convivial wine, it transcends its rustic, immediate dimension and manages to convey depth and nuance together with freshness and energy. It’s a blend of local and naturalizsed Tuscan varieties – Alicante Nero, Alicante Bouschet, Carignano, Sangiovese, Mourvedre – all from biodynamic vines grown on iron and mineral-rich soils. Wild fermentation, as well as elevage, all take place in cement tanks, in order to preserve the freshness and purity of the fruit.

PAIR WITH: cold cuts, pasta al pomodoro, pizza

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Product Description

The Wine: Ampeleia Unlitro 2020

Ampeleia Unlitro gets its name from its 1-liter format and has long since become a darling to natural wine lovers the world over. The epitome of the daily, convivial wine, it transcends its rustic, immediate dimension and manages to convey depth and nuance together with freshness and energy. It’s a blend of local and naturalizsed Tuscan varieties – Alicante Nero, Alicante Bouschet, Carignano, Sangiovese, Mourvedre – all from biodynamic vines grown on iron and mineral-rich soils. Wild fermentation, as well as elevage, all take place in cement tanks, in order to preserve the freshness and purity of the fruit. Ampeleia Unlitro bursts with juicy and playful notes of fresh pomegranate, mulberry jam, dark roots, and Mediterranean herbs.

The Producer: Ampeleia

Ampeleia is a biodynamic estate located in Tuscany’s coastal Maremma area. It was founded by the then only 22 years-old Marco Tait. The name means “vine” in Ancient Greek and the winery’s vision is best summarized in Marco’s own words: “We work respecting the message that lives within the fruit, we shepherd the grape towards becoming wine. Step by step, year by year, with the knowledge that this is a wonderful, endless journey”. The estate is comprised of about 35 hectares, distributed at 3 levels of altitude, with several different micro-climates. These are wines of passion and commitment, always channeling the energy of both terroir and the vigneron.

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The Region: Tuscany

Tuscany, Toscana in Italian, even more so than Piedmont, is the Italian region that has become a synonym with Italian wine worldwide. Its signature rolling hills, cypress trees, winding country roads, and medieval hilltop hamlets have been glamorized by countless films, TV shows, and publications, making Tuscany one of the most famous wine regions in the world.

Tuscany is situated in central Italy, delimitated to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and to the east by the Apennine Mountains – more specifically the Appennino Tosco-emiliano. It borders with Liguria and Emilia-Romagna (north), Umbria and Marche (east), and with Lazio (south). The capital of Tuscany is Florence.



The Terroir of Tuscany

In Tuscany, there are several microclimates which contribute to different terroirs. This is particularly evident if we look at the different styles of Sangiovese: cooler areas Sangiovese such as in Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino to, and warmer area Morellino di Scansano.

Generally speaking, the climate varies from temperate and generally warm on the coast to cooler with significant temperature variations between day and night inland, getting progressively warmer as we move south.

The Red Wines of Tuscany

Tuscany is home of the most widely planted red grape varietal in Italy, Sangiovese, which is present in a variety of clones with different names based on location. Classic Tuscan red wines Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Morellino di Scansano are made respectively with Sangiovese Grosso or Brunello, Prugnolo Gentile, Morellino.

Chianti is also made with Sangiovese, grown all over the Chianti region, traditionally blended with indigenous red grapes Colorino and Canaiolo – although in recent years Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon have also been used.

The coastal area around the town of Bolgheri, and more recently the southwestern area called Maremma Toscana, is where Super Tuscans find their home. Super Tuscan wines are blends including non-indigenous varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot, and Syrah.

These French grape varietals are often blended with local Sangiovese, but we also have several examples of non-blended Super Tuscans.

The White Wines of Tuscany

In Tuscany we can also find great examples of white wines, Vernaccia di San Giminiano being the most characteristic, and sweet wines – Vin Santo, Aleatico Passito dell’Elba.

Trebbiano Toscano is the most widely planted white grape varietal but in recent years we have seen an increase in popularity of Vermentino and in some areas Chardonnay.

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