Ampeleia

Ampeleia

Ampeleia Maremma Toscana Red Blend

Major Cab Franc blend with herbaceous character and piercing acidity. — 20 days ago

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Ampeleia

Bianco di Ampeleia Trebbiano 2019

Casey Curbow
9.0

Toasted zested orange & marmalade. Great cut, grip, and focused aromatics. — 5 months ago

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Ampeleia

Tuscany Alicante

Juicy cherry soda. Slight carbonic note and barnyard. Medium body, acidity. Grippy medium tannins and finish. Lovely sipper. — 4 years ago

Vecchie Terre di Montefili

Montefili Rosso Toscana Sangiovese 2012

2021/4/29-30 with Nanjing saltwater duck, etc. Normally I don’t go for wines with international varieties from places like Chianti (and Panzano no less), but I came across this without knowing what was in it and had been wanting to try something from Montefili. It was pretty good - and the Cabernet Franc (which might be my favorite of the French varieties in Tuscany due to Ampeleia) hit the spot when I wanted something to go with duck. It had the brambly cassis and green tobacco, with some cherry from the Sangiovese. Was best on day 1 - was a little plain on day 2. — 2 months ago

Ampeleia

Carignano

Hibiscus, black pepper, cranberry...juicy in a pleasant way. — 7 months ago

Foradori

Dolomiti Teroldego 2015

2020 spring. Brambly, wild, both dark fruited and bright at the same time. Plenty of juicy acidity. Foradori really knows how to make this style of wine - her Ampeleia Cabernet Francs are in a similar vein, but this is cooler and more leafy, whereas those are slightly rounder — a year ago

Ampeleia

Kepos Grenache Blend

Great, medium bodied, a little funky, mostly dry, some cherry fruit. Again. — 2 months ago

Ampeleia

Unlitro Alicante Blend 2019

A vivid ruby red with light cherry flecks in the glass. This is certainly a wine for those who like a little bit of funk in their lives. Tons of moist dirt and forest scents initially on the nose. Wonderfully pure fruit is a highlight. Fresh red cherries, cranberry sauce, and wild strawberries. This is indeed a fun, quaffable blend but it is a serious, well made wine. Easy drinking but also with a genuine spine.

Alicante Nero (Grenache), Mourvèdre, and Carignane are the primary components but it’s not fair to lump it in with so many other kitchen sink blends. Medium acidity and terrific balance. Those red fruits shine on the palate with more cranberries and cherries. Smoke, pepper, and oak play a part. Herbs and menthol radiate on the medium long finish that keeps pulling you back in. Perfect for summer but really it’s perfect for anytime.
— 5 months ago

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Foradori

Granato Teroldego 2011

More classically styled than the amphora wines, this still has that brambly, savory, leafy character. It’s a bit reminiscent of a great Cabernet Franc - maybe that’s why Foradori is keen on those at Ampeleia — a year ago