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The 2008 - Nottola Anterivo is Sangiovese and Merlot from the Tuscany region in Italy and the ABV is 14.0%. The 2010 - Ampeleia Kepos is Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet, and Marselan from the Tuscany region in Italy and the ABV is 14.5%.
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This 2-pack includes 1 bottle of 2008 - Nottola Anterivo, and 1 bottle of 2010 - Ampeleia Kepos.
2008 - Nottola Anterivo
"A tightly wound red, whose cherry, blackberry, tobacco and mineral flavors are wrapped in a strong grip of tannins. This is fresh, with enough fruit to balance its structure. Spice and mineral notes grace the finish. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2025. 500 cases made." (10/11) - 92 Pts Wine Spectator
"The 2008 Anterivo is a fresh, beautifully delineated wine laced with black cherries, espresso, flowers, crushed rocks and menthol, all of which come together nicely in the glass. A persistent vein of minerality gives the wine its focus and sense of direction. This is a terrific showing from Nottola. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." (08/11) - 90 Pts Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate
"Wine characterised by an intense ruby red colour. Wide aromatic spectrum with delicious notes of vanilla, red fruits and sweet spices. Round and soft on the palate, with complex tannins. Persistent." - Winery
"Made from Merlot and Sangiovese. The soil is mainly clay, rich in stones. The average age of vines are 14 years old. The harvest is done between September and October. Maceration on the skins for 20 days with numerous pressings. 20% Salasso method (free-run juice). Fermentation in stainless steel, with aging done in French oak barriques for 12 months." - Winery
2010 - Ampeleia Kepos
"The 2010 Kepos is striking in this vintage. Dark cherries, plums, spices, licorice and tobacco are some of the notes that jump from the glass. Sweet herbal nuances appear later, adding complexity and aromatic lift. This is a hugely intriguing wine from Ampeleia that constantly changes in the glass. The Kepos will be fascinating to follow over the next handful of years as it starts to settle down in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020."
"I was deeply impressed with the wines I tasted from Ampeleia this year. Every time I went back to the wines, I found a new shade of dimension. A gradual conversion to biodynamic farming and an increased use of cement vats are stripping these wines to the bare essentials, and what comes through more often than not these days is pure class." (06/12) - 92 Pts Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate
"A lovely strawberry and raspberry nose. Aromatic and perfumed. I like the acidity; turns savory. Delicious and clearly outstanding. A Maremma red from Foradori's Elisabetta Foradori from Trentino." (04/13) - 91 Pts James Suckling - JamesSuckling.com
"Full, bright ruby-red. Redcurrant and pomegranate on the nose, with spicy and herb notes emerging with air. More wound-up and less fruity than the Unilitro bottling, hinting at sweet red berry and spice flavors with a strong undercurrent of underbrush. Gains flesh with air but this will need a couple years in the cellar to open fully. Finishes firm and very persistent. One of the better Kepos vintages to date." (09/12) - 90+ Pts Ian Dagata - International Wine Cellar
"Five Mediterranean grape varieties from the vineyards of Ampeleia di Sotto blended in a single wine. These are the winery's vineyards closest to the sea, where the Mediterranean scrub dominates the landscape permeating the air with its fragrances: this is Kepos, the authentic and natural interpretation of Ampeleia's warmest and most radiant nature."- Winery
"In the 60's, Erica and Peter Max Suter, a Swiss couple, bought the abandoned farm and turned it into a rural estate with woods and pastures, breeding sheep and pigeons as well as planting a vineyard; soon the Meleta winery (in Italian Meleto is an apple orchard and the winery's name derives from the orchard on its land) was known for its wine and products. It was at that time that Cabernet Franc and Merlot were brought to Roccatederighi."
"Ampeleia di Sopra: Ampeleia di Sopra:70 hectares, of which 15 hectares of vineyards - Ampeleia di Sopra is the largest land unit of the estate. Placed between 450 and 600 metres above sea level, it is mainly planted with Cabernet Franc. The different exposures, the various soil-types and the climate marked by sea breezes meeting the land's energy - these are the elements that determine the uniqueness of these sites, dominated by chestnut woods. Ampeleia di Sopra includes the "Lo Sbocco" vineyard where the Merlot vines used for Empatia plunge their roots."
"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." - Winery
This wine was also scored 89 Points by the Wine Spectator.