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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/

The idea for Amepeleia came to three friends in the year 2000. Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann, and Giovanni Podini decided that they want to farm and make wine in a place that was beautiful, but out of the ordinary and far away from the stereotypes around which the wine world revolves.

The History

Elisabetta, Thomas and Giovanni searched for two years before they arrived in Roccatederighi one Spring day to an estate that they deemed full of potential. They set to work immediately planting grapes. Several years later in 2002 the trio persuaded Marco Tait (a former employee of Elisabetta’s and a recently graduated oenologist) to join them for 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 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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