The Ampeleia estate began life in the 1960s when abandoned land was bought by a Swiss couple, Erica and Peter Max Suter. Turning it into an agricultural estate, the couple bred sheep and pigeons and planted the first vines, including the introduction of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
In 2002 the estate was taken over by Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini, who wanted to demonstrate the diversity and potential of Maremma, particularly in the Colline Metallifere mountains. In 2009 the team began converting their largest area of land from organic to biodynamic farming and have been gradually extending that practice to the rest of their estate.
Although they own around 120 hectares of land, only 35 hectares are currently under vine; such is the team’s dedication to maintaining the landscape and its biodiversity. This land is spread over 3 distinct altitudes, each with different soils and used to grow different grape varieties, reflecting the local tradition of planting multiple varieties in each plot.
The Unlitro is the juicy fresh red of juice for a party feeling! A blend of individually fermented concrete vats of Grenache, Sangiovese, Carignan and Mouvedre. A favourite of ours for many years now. All the better for being a litre bottle of goodness!
Ampeleia - Unlitro 2020
Name Unlitro Producer Ampelaia Style Red Country Italy Region IGT Costa Toscana Vintage 2020 Grape Alicante Nero (Grenache), Mourvedre, Carignano (Cargignan) 7 Sangiovese ABV % SO2 Minimal at bottling Production Biodynamic. Natural. Vegan. Unfined. Unfiltered. Notes Juicy + Herbal + Smashable
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