Ampeleia

Ampeleia

Bianco di Ampeleia Trebbiano 2020

Fascinating natural orange wine from Tuscany. A blend of three local varietals (Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Ansonica) and three days of skin contact. Produces a dichotomy of fruit and nut-focused flavors. Orange peel, peach and apricot, hazelnut and almonds. Strong acidity and a long mouthwatering tart finish. — 3 months ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Ampeleia

Carignano 2017

S Liu
9.1

Delicious, bright personality — a year ago

Vecchie Terre di Montefili

Montefili Rosso Toscana Cabernet Franc 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. — 3 years ago

Ampeleia

Unlitro Alicante Blend 2021

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2021 Unlitro, presented in a fun 1-liter bottle, is a very pretty, aromatic red to drink over the next few years. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, cinnamon, dried flowers and orange peel all grace this light to medium-bodied red. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2023)
— 7 months ago

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Ampeleia

Ampeleia Maremma Toscana Red Blend 2018

wow!!! 100% cab franc from toscany. great wine, full bodied, very concentrated with long finish. complex. dark purple red with medium tannins. cabernet franc at its best in sangiovese land.
decanting is a must!
in mouth black fruits, oak, leather, earthy, chocolate, cherry.
really piece of good stuff!!!
— 10 months ago

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 — 4 years ago

Ampeleia

Cabernet Franc 2015

One of the more exciting Cab Francs I've had in a bit. Classic in many ways but showing a textural richness and concentration of fruit, earth, and flowers that is markedly unique. Expressive brambly black berry and raspberry, green tobacco leaf, pencil shaving, menthol, animal, damp earth, shiitake. — 7 years ago

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Ampeleia

Rosato di Ampelia Alicante - Carignan Rosé Blend 2011

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2022 Rosato di Ampeleia is a spice box full of incense, dried citrus peels, blood orange, cinnamon and baked apple. It’s soft yet delivers a zesty burst of sour berries and tropical melon. A liquid, floral staining lingers, yet the energy remains high. $25.00 ( Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023) — 9 months ago

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Ampeleia

Kepos Grenache Blend 2018

JKT
9.0

At Rijs Amsterdam paired with entree of lamb, great. Interesting profile of Sangiovese with Grenache. A red fruited mushroomy hay profile with just a hint of funkiness that worked well with the food. A lingering nose of hay in the glass. — 10 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 — 4 years ago