£15.25/ 1 L btl
Wine Ampeleia Costa Toscana Rosso Unlitro 2020 (1 L)
|Alcohol content i||12.5%|
|Bottle size and vintage||1 L - 2020|
You know the Tuscany of the great Sangiovese, of the full-bodied and long-lived reds in Chianti and Montalcino? Well, get ready to enter another dimension. Ampeleia is a project that looks elsewhere. Its labels, all biodynamic, focus on freshness and extreme drinkability. Wines with a contemporary taste, very pop, but not banal.
They are in fact wines that enhance the quality of the ancient red grapes of the Tuscan coast: alicante and carignano. But, even if they are rustic and true vines, Ampeleia puts in the glass a dynamic and snappy red, sunny, Mediterranean, satisfying and compulsive drinking. Totally genuine. The Cannucceto vineyard gives it to us, 200 meters above sea level on the most Mediterranean side of the Maremma. A vineyard surrounded by scrub and sunflowers, with a subsoil rich in minerals and fossils.
Ampeleia is the story of an abandoned farm on the slopes of the metalliferous hills of the Maremma, purchased in the 1960s by a couple from Switzerland. Today, Ampeleia is the realization of the dream of one of the visionaries of Italian wine: Elisabetta Foradori. Queen of the Dolomites and Teroldego, Elisabetta has established in Ampeleia the exciting project of a different Tuscany, out of any stereotype.
Unlitro, which is Ampeleia's most immediate wine, is at the same time its emblem. Conviviality and light-heartedness in its pure state. A summer red, but always excellent, perfect especially for barbecues and on any occasion where company reigns. The one-liter format is a tribute to friendship, but also to the traditional Tuscan fiasco, which was uncorked in moments of meeting.
It is an artisanal blend of alicante, carignano, mourvèdre, sangiovese and alicante bouschet that rests only a few months in concrete. Intense ruby red, lively and brilliant, Unlitro expresses itself with a nose that pricks with fragrant hints of cherries and raspberries, aromatic herbs, Mediterranean scrub, anise and fresh licorice. In the mouth it is fresh, savory, light-bodied, sometimes vinous and fruity persistence. A fun and direct way to tell the territory. A fun and carefree approach to a “sacred” territory like Tuscany.
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Don’t underestimate this one.
Ampeleia Unlitro is a lovely red wine. As unpretentious as it’s name and label. But don’t underestimate this one. Unlitro is very well made, in a natural way. It is light, fruity but also a bit spicy. Best to drink it slightly chilled with grilled chicken, white meat, a nice pasta or just on it’s own.by: Elias (01/07/2018) - Vintage 2017
Enjoyable, charming everyday red
Juicy, fruity and soft - an enjoyable, easy drinking picnic or pizza wine. Charming is another word that comes to mind. So far I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t enjoy this wine - hipsters and in-laws alike. It’s not complex but enjoyable in the same way a good burger is. Good value for money.by: Abbas Ali (04/03/2019) - Vintage 2017
Best, goto party wine.
This is my goto juice when hosting people. It is an easy drinking wine, slightly effervescent, best served slightly chilled like a gamay.by: Rachel (04/12/2017) - Vintage 2016
would highly recommend this wine.. great value, great for sharing as it's 1 litre. Juicy and fruity, yet with some savoury notes..by: Claire (14/03/2018) - Vintage 2016
Ampeleia Unlitro 2016
The wine was delicious, and it was an excellent and speedy delivery from Vinissimus! Really pleased with the service, thank you.