This wine is available on presale and expected to arrive in mid-January.
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|91 Pts Wine Spectator
|Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Alicante Bouschet
91 Pts Wine Spectator
"Offers wonderful aromas of ripe plum, berry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full, round and velvety, with a long, lovely finish. Very pretty indeed. A new wine from Elizabetta Foradori of Trentino. Best after 2009. 4,665 cases made. -JS" (09/07)
91 Pts Antonio Galloni - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2004 Ampeleia is made in a fairly understated, feminine style relative to most other wines in Maremma. It reveals notes of raspberries, flowers, spices and sweet toasted oak with gorgeous inner perfume. The wine shows outstanding length, well-integrated tannins and lovely balance. In short, everything is here for this wine to develop beautifully in bottle. Amepeleia is 50% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese and 30% assorted indigenous grapes. The wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels, of which 40% were new. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019."
"Ampeleia is a new Maremma estate of Elisabetta Foradori, best known for the superb wines she produces at her estate in Trentino." (06/08)
"This wine comes from the IGT Maremma appellation, in the Tuscany region of Italy. It's made from 50% Cabernet franc, 20% Sangiovese, and 5 other varieties of Mediterranean heritage. The average age of the vines is 15 years, and grapes are harvest during mid September to mid October. The wine spends 16 months in oak barrels (40% new)." - Importer
"Native to the Near East, the grape varieties brought together in Ampeleia - among many others - took root in the Mediterranean farmlands, contributing to the definition of a fundamental aspect of our cultural identities. Having migrated in Roman times from the Caucasus, through Albania, to Venice, today, Cabernet Franc is also present in Maremma: fruit, spice, elegance and body are the qualities it conveys to Ampeleia. The quintessential Tuscan grape variety, Sangiovese, was already prized by the Etruscans, who named it "Sangue di Giove" - Jupiter's Blood: it imparts its strength and constancy to Ampeleia.
Ampeleia strives to represent the inherent diversity and huge potential of its natural and cultural environment. The estate is the result of the purchase of different plots of land, located far apart and on different altitude levels, with the precise aim of creating a great variability in altimetric, soil and microclimatic conditions: each vineyard has a distinctive identity that is enhanced by the uniqueness of the surrounding environment. Hence, variety is the keystone and soul of Ampeleia. In fact, variety represents the projectâs constant quality, both physically and symbolically, and is harmoniously expressed in its wines that taste of the diverse and varied land of Roccatederighi." - Winery
This was also rated 88 points by the International Wine Cellar.