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Ampeleia

Ampeleia

Tuscany, Italy

Ampeleia


COUNTRY

Italy

REGION

Tuscany

sub Region

Maremma

Appellation

N/A

Climate

Mediterranean

WineMaker

Marco Tait

FARMING PractICes

Organic, Biodynamic

WEBSITE / SOCIAL

https://www.ampeleia.it/en/

Ampeleia is located in the heart of the Upper Maremma region of Tuscany near the small village of Roccatederighi. Here 120ha of land (35ha planted to vine) is cared for by Marco Tait and his team. 

The History

Despite the search for a site having begun a few years prior, Ampeleia began in earnest in 2002 when Marco answered the call of current owners Elisabetta Foradori and Giovanni Podini to take charge of their first harvest. He was convinced that he’d only be in the Upper Maremma for a few weeks…but, almost 20 years later, we know how that turned out.


The idea for Amepeleia was to farm in a place that was beautiful, but out of the ordinary, away from the stereotypes around which the world of wine revolves.


The Philosophy

The intention for Amepeleia has always been to work with the terroir and the microclimates of the Upper Maremma region, rather than to attempt to make wines that stylistically match those of other, more famous regions in Tuscany.


Ampeleia covers over 100ha, 35ha of which are vineyards divided into four main units differentiated by their altitudes and microclimates – from 250 to 550m ASL, passing from Mediterranean and maritime climates to the more continental and cooler climate of the Upper Maremma. The vineyards are tended to Biodynamically and planted with varietals well suited to Ampeleia’s unique terroirs including Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Alicante Nero, Trebbiano, and Malvasia Bianca among others.


WINES FROM THIS PRODUCER

Ampeleia

italy, tuscany
cabernet franc
$46.95

Ampeleia

italy, tuscany
carignan
$46.95

Ampeleia

italy, tuscany
alicante noir
$39.95

Ampeleia

italy, tuscany
trebbiano
$37.95

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