• "Unlitro di Ampeleia" Costa Toscana IGT 2020 (BIO)

      “Unlitro di Ampeleia” Costa Toscana IGT 2020 (BIO)

      Unlitro di Ampeleia (1 Liters) remarkably expresses the vitality of the estate's youngest vineyards. Fresh, dynamic and with enormous drinking flow. A relaxed wine, but by no means banal and Demeter-certified. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: Alicante, Carignano and Other Grape Varieties
      • Cultivation: demeter
      • Expansion: cement basin
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,99 g/l
      • Sulfite: 27 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922320 · 1 l · 11,70 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,70 €
    • "Kepos" Costa Toscana IGT 2019 (BIO)

      “Kepos” Costa Toscana IGT 2019 (BIO)

      Kepos is the expression of Ampeleia - the symbiosis of three Mediterranean grape varieties. A medium-bodied, fruity wine that echoes the unique style of Ampeleia with its refinement and linearity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This expressive red offers dusty cherry, raspberry, Mediterranean scrub and rosehip tea flavors. Fresh and lively, with a pleasantly astringent finish." Wine Spectator

      "A pretty nose of redcurrants, pomegranate, lemons, fresh lavender and clay. It's medium-bodied with chewy tannins and bright acidity. Vibrant and crunchy with juicy character. Flavorful, textured finish." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Alicante, 15% Carignano, 15% Mourv
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 11 months cement basin
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 58 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922119 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • Bianco di Ampeleia Costa Toscana IGT 2019 (BIO)

      Bianco di Ampeleia Costa Toscana IGT 2019 (BIO)

      This Trebbiano, macerated in cement tank, is a real orange wine: copper yellow with amber reflections. Oxidative style with the scent of pome fruit, nuts and gingerbread. Then on the palate, a lovely freshness of yellow apple and pear, underpinned by a delicate acid wire. Not an off-the-peg wine, but all the more an experience that sticks! SUPERIORE.DE

      "A stylish, low-intervention white with sliced apple skins, pears and cedar. Medium to full body. Light oxidation. This is a fun, tasty, skin-contact white from trebbiano, malvasia bianco and ansonica." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Trebbiano, 5% Malvasia, 5% Ansonica
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months cement basin
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 11,00 % vol
      • Sulfite: 32 mg/l
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09920119 · 0,75 l · 23,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,50 €
    • Carignano Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      Carignano Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      Deep, multi-layered and alive. In the nose a fascinating blend of sweet berries and dark cherries. The clear and fresh taste flows with fine fruit and good length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Ampeleia's 2016 Carignano is bold, flavorful and quite juicy, with tons of varietal charactater and nuance. Expressive floral and savory notes give the red berry fruit quite a bit of aromatic lift. In 2016, the Carignano is both unique and compelling." Antonio Galloni

      "A beam of pure cherry and raspberry is backed by lively acidity and dusty tannins here. Though this tightens up for now, the finish is saturated with fruit." Wine Spectator

      "Carignan works in Tuscany. Plenty of dried apricot and dark berry character here with a green tea undertone. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Made from biodynamic grapes." James Suckling

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carignano
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 8 months cement basin
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 26,20 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 42 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922516 · 0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,90 €
    • Alicante Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      Alicante Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      Brilliant ruby, attractive bouquet of blackberry and spices. On the palate a clear structure, lots of fruit, present tannins and a well defined acidity. A pure and beautiful wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "I have a soft spot for Alicante. This is fine and polished with bright acidity and a clean and beautiful finish. It's all about drinkability here. Made from biodynamic grapes." James Suckling

      "Focused, with raspberry and cherry fruit verging on jammy, yet this stays fresh. Picks up earth and licorice accents as this plays out on the long finish." Wine Spectator

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      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Alicante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months cement basin
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 42 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922416 · 0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,90 €
    • Cabernet Franc Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      Cabernet Franc Costa Toscana IGT 2016 (BIO)

      The fragrance is restrained and elegant, vinous, very finely balanced on the palate with delicious, spicy aromas and fabulous purity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark cherry, lavender, mint, cedar, leather and dried herbs infuse the 2016 Cabernet Franc. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2016 packs quite a bit of depth and concentration into its dark fruit, while remaining faithful to the house style. There is so much personality and character here." Antonio Galloni

      "A tangy and fresh red with berry and cherry character and hints of bark. Medium body, firm tannins and a crisp finish. Drink now. Made from biodynamic grapes." James Suckling

      "This has the profile and intense black currant, olive, iron and tobacco elements of Cabernet Franc from the Loire, with a distinctive Mediterranean twist of savory wild herbs and salinity. Shows fine balance and length." Wine Spectator

      • Vinous:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months cement basin
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,30 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 42 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922616 · 0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      21,90 €
    • Cabernet Franc Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Cabernet Franc Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Juicy, expressive red with a lot of varietal typicity. Fine floral notes, crunchy red stone fruits on the palate, the gripping tannin gives a lot of backbone, sweet spice and fruit flavours in the final. Delicious and of fabulous purity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The Ampeleia 2018 Cabernet Franc is an organic wine that opens to a luminous dark-ruby appearance. The wine is made with 20% whole cluster, and the fruit is sourced from the high-elevation Vigna dell'Asina, which is characterized by local soils known as galestro and palombino with elements of schist and limestone. This wine is very true to the variety with dark fruit and blackberry, spice and a green note of grilled rosemary or wild sage." Robert Parker

      "Textbook varietal aromas and flavors of black currant, iron, olive and tobacco are joined by blackberry and Mediterranean scrub in this supple red. It firms up by the lingering aftertaste, where the black fruit persists." Wine Spectator

      "We always love this idiosyncratic cabernet franc; this year, the essence-like, primary-fruited nose comes complete with sea-urchin, iodine and oyster-shell character to add to overtones of lavender, violets and citrus. Medium-bodied, soft and fruity on the palate, yet with great depth of herbal and mineral flavors. Very tangy and acidity-driven. Wonderful to drink now." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months cement basin
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 44 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922618 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • Alicante Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Alicante Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Bright ruby, appealing bouquet of blackberry and spices. At the palate a clear structure, much fruit, present tannins and a well defined acidity. A pure and beautiful wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A vivid, fun red with lots of ripe strawberry and floral aromas and flavors, as well as cracked black pepper. Light body and tannins and a crisp finish. From biodynamically grown grapes." James Suckling

      "This is a pure expression of organic Alicante Nero, otherwise known as Grenache. The Ampeleia 2018 Alicante opens to a lean appearance with light ruby and garnet highlights. This wine boasts a spectacular bouquet that is highlighted by fragrant rose, lilac and violet. Fermentation sees 10 days of skin contact and 30% whole clusters. Fruit is sourced from the cool and breezy Vigna della Pieve with stony soils. There is a touch of crunch or bite on the tannins. This production of 7,000 bottles absolutely stands out for its elegance and beautiful floral intensity." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Alicante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 6 months cement basin
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 46 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922418 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • Carignano Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      Carignano Costa Toscana IGT 2018 (BIO)

      On the nose an intriguing blend of sweet berries and dark cherries. The clear and fresh taste flows with fine fruit and good length. Deep, complex and lively. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, dark glowing ruby. Great nose of lush blackberries and ripe cassis, also cherries, floral and fragrant. Equally fruity and clean on the palate, spreads across the tongue with elegant fruit sweetness, tannin and acidity are in place, light weight, just fun to drink!" Falstaff

      "This red has depth and a meaty character to its blackberry, blueberry, freshly ground black pepper flavors. It's fresh and supple, with fine balance and a mouthwatering finish." Wine Spectator

      "A bright, fruity carignan with sliced blueberries and citrus. White pepper and bark. Medium body, light tannins and a fresh finish. Excellent energy." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carignano
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 8 months cement basin
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 48 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,78
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922518 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • "Empatia" Merlot Costa Toscana IGT 2017 (BIO)<br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Empatia” Merlot Costa Toscana IGT 2017 (BIO) · MAGNUM in OWC

      This Merlot is so strictly limited that it is not even on the official price list of the winery. The grapes for this exceptional Merlot, which is exclusively bottled in only a few magnum bottles, come from vines of the winery that are more than 30 years old. Originally vinified only for our own consumption, we managed to obtain some bottles for our customers.

      On the nose, fresh notes of crisp red fruits, along with balsamic notes that recall the vegetation of this upper part of Maremma. The body is determinant, enveloping, rich and at the same time boundlessly elegant. This Merlot impresses with its precise response. The refreshing acidity gives it the tools for a long life. Happy the one who can call a bottle of it his own. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Tasted from magnum, the 2017 Empatia is a pure expression of organic Merlot from a site that sits in the crater of an ancient volcano inside a UNESCO park recognized for its unique geology. Only 250 magnums were made. This is a punchy, and at times bitter, expression with a reductive bouquet that needs extra time to open. Once it does, the wine reveals dark fruit, cassis and wild berry, with cola, rosemary and wild mint at the back. This wine is elegant and fine, showing an unexpected side of the Merlot grape." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 16 months 40/60 new/used wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09922717 · 1,5 l · 152,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      229,00 €
    About the winemakersAmpeleiaTuscany | Maremma
    Ampeleia

    Elisabetta Foradori is considered by many to be the uncrowned Italian wine queen. The highly respected winemaker from Trentino and her South Tyrolean friends, the entrepreneurs Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini, dreamed of a wine like velvet and silk, a noble drop of radiant elegance and finesse. Therefore they started a project and called it Ampeleia (Greek ampelos = the vine). In 2002, the three founders acquired the winery that was right for their ideas in the picturesque mountain village of Roccatederighi in the hinterland of the Maremma. The previous Swiss owners had managed the company with great passion since the 1960s, when French grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Merlot entered the region. Under the name Fattoria di Meleta the estate had already had a good reputation in the eighties - at that time the Maremma was not yet very well known as a wine-growing region.

    Gradually, the new owners around star winemaker Elisabetta Foradori bought more land. In the relatively distant vineyards of Ampeleia di Sotto, Ampeleia di Mezzo and Ampeleia di Sopra, which reach different heights between 200 and 600 metres, seven grape varieties are cultivated today according to their suitability: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Grenache, Carignano, Mourvèdre and Alicante Bouschet. Due to the different territorial peculiarities of the plots, the grape varieties must be cultivated with particular care and flexibility. The Ampeleia di Sopra cultivation zone, which is predominantly planted with Cabernet Franc, has been biodynamically operated since 2009. In the foreseeable future, the other sites are also to be completely converted to the most ecologically sustainable farming method.

    The two landowners Foradori and Podini – Thomas Widmann left the joint venture in 2009 due to a commitment in politics - stand for wines in a clearly defined style. The fruity drops are more elegant than opulent and are pleasant to drink. At the top of the range of five products is an extremely high-quality blend of Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and four other grape varieties, which bears the name of the young wine house.

    A visit to the winery is also recommended for nature lovers. As the mountain village of Roccatederighi lies on a rock massif, the view from the top is magnificent, from high mountains with chestnut forests to cereal fields and olive groves in the plain. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The collaborative project is fueled by an uncompromising quest for quality, aiming for a personal, innovative style, but also trying to incorporate the terroir as much as possible."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2002
    • Owners: Elisabetta Foradori and Giovanni Podini
    • Agronomist/cellar master: Marco Tait
    • Annual production: approx. 160,000 bottles per year
    • A total of 100 ha of land, including 33 ha of vineyards
    • Biodynamically recognised cultivation (Demeter)