Ampeleia Carignano 2017

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Ampeleia Carignano biodynamic wine, unfiltered, low sulphur, 100% Carignano, full, earthy, subtle minerality and dark fruits. A Tuscan Rhone in disguise with silky smooth tannins, backed up by sweet cherry, spice & liquorice. Perfect for stews, lamb, goats cheese or even cold night in front of the fire.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Ampelaia
Country Italy
Region Tuscany, Italy
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Carignan
Terroir Sandy soils rich in pebbles, 200 to 350 m above sea level
Alcohol 14% abv
Maturation 8 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
Food Matching Antipasti, Blue Cheese, Red Meat

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. The vineyards were converted to biodynamic farming in 2009. The 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. All the wines here are made by respecting the natural processes transforming grapes to wine, aiming for a true expression of its land of origin. The wines are pure and expressive, plenty of crunchy acidity to cut through classic Tuscan cuisine. The wines are bottled without fining or filtration, and very little sulphur. Fermentation takes place naturally in amphora

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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