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Alicante Nero Ampelaia - Buon Vino Biodynamic Wine
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Ampelaia Alicante Nero 2015

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One Line Description Ampelaia Alicante Nero 2015 biodynamic wine, unfiltered, aged in concrete to retain freshness of the Alicante (Grenache), a Tuscan Cotes du Rhone of exceptional quality and freshness.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Tuscany, Italy
Producer Ampelaia
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Alicante Nero (Grenache)
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir sandy soils rich in pebbles
Maturation 6 months in concrete tanks with the lees
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Lovely in youth but would develop nicely over 5-8 years
Production Detail Biodynamic, non-interventionist approach in cellar, aged in concrete
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Ampelaia Alicante Nero 2015 biodynamic wine, unfiltered, aged in concrete to retain freshness of the Alicante (Grenache), a Tuscan Cotes du Rhone of exceptional quality and freshness. The Alicante Nero from Foradori at Ampelaia is a seemlessly smooth red full of warmth and bristling with mature red fruits and garrique type aromas. Lovely example of new wave Tuscan wine, low in sulphites too.

Ampeleia was born in 2002 from the collaboration and friendship between Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini. They saw in Ampeleia a place where they could not only develop an agricultural project but also fulfil a common vision relating to shared values and experiences. These vineyards in the Maremma were converted to biodynamic farming in 2009, starting with Ampeleia di Sopra and will gradually continue the conversion with the vineyards of Ampeleia di Mezzo and Ampeleia di Sotto, both farmed organically for the time being. The guiding principle in all wine making procedures is to preserve the integrity of the grapes and wine: only by respecting the natural processes transforming grapes to wine, can the birth of a wine that is the true expression of its land of origin be enshrined. The vineyards are based in three areas with three different altitudes. 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. Ampeleia di Mezzo: 35 hectares of which 10 hectares of vineyards - Ampeleia di Mezzo is the land of Sangiovese. Divided into small plots that range from 250 to 350 metres above sea level, the vineyards, surrounded by cork oak woods and Mediterranean scrub-land, are planted with Carignan, Grenache and Alicante Bouschet. Ampeleia di Sotto: 15 hectares of which 10 hectares of vineyards - Ampeleia di Sotto includes the plots closest to the sea and most similar to the deeply Mediterranean character of this region. The vineyards, found around 200 metres above sea level, are planted with traditional Mediterranean grape varieties, mainly Grenache. The wines are pure and expressive, plenty of crunchy acidity to cut through classic Tuscan cuisine.

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