Ampeleia Unlitro Rosso Toscano, biodynamic wine, litre bottle, Mediterranean blend of Alicante, Carignano, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese and Alicante Bouschet grapes coming from the youngest vineyards close to the sea. It reflects a desire to express the terroir in a lighter and more immediate way, without losing any of the unique character. They age Unlitro in concrete only, no oak. It is a very fresh red wine with notes of black olive, red fruits and Mediterranean herbs. The wine ‘Unlitro’ – meaning one litre of Ampeleia – is an expression of Ampeleia’s vitality and subtly delicate nature. The blend changes slightly from year to year but is based on Alicante, or Grenache in Tuscany. Ampeleia Unlitro is well defined on the palate, crunchy, energising and with the acidity to cut through grilled meats and fish. The finish has pleasantly bitter notes of cherries and wild strawberries. This wine is the perfect red for summer. The litre bottle goes that bit further. It is gorgeous to drink Unlitro lightly chilled when warm outside with Tuscan ‘Caponata’ and fennel sausage.
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Sangiovese
|Sandy soils rich in pebbles, 200 to 350 m above sea level
|6 months in concrete tanks with the lees
|Below 50 mg/litre
|Lovely in youth but would develop nicely over 3-5 years
|Oily Fish, Red Meat, Vegan Dishes