This is a biodynamically-produced Cabernet Franc wine from Costa Toscana IGT, a coastal subregion within Toscana IGT, in Tuscany, Italy. 🇮🇹
Given their proximity to the coast of the Ligurian Sea, the vines likely experienced coastal influences, such as sea breezes and fog. 🌊
Although not native to Italy, Cabernet Franc thrives in this kind of environment with cooling factors and soil comprised of clay, schist, and limestone. 🍷 And while Cabernet Franc typically finds itself playing a supporting role (such as in a Bordeaux blend), with this wine, it’s captivating at center stage. 💫
To help promote the purity of fruit character, the winemaker used a percentage (15%) of whole cluster berries in the fermentation process and aged this wine 10 months in stainless steel, rather than oak. 👌👌👌👌
Ampeleia is the name of the producer, born out of a collaboration among friends Elisabetta Foradori, Giovanni Podini and Thomas Widmann. 💕💕
We’re loving this wine, which is bright, yet structured, featuring concentrated red fruit aromas and flavors, such as ripe cherry, strawberry, kirsch, plum, also bubblegum, violet, dried lavender, wet clay, wet earth, peat, tobacco, and vegetal notes.
Ampeleia, Cabernet Franc, Costa Toscana IGT, vintage 2018, ABV 12.5%.
@ampeleia — a month ago
Зрелое, без запаха. Очень вкусное вино. — 19 days ago
Very tasty! Light weight but tannic, great with steak. Kyle said he thought it tasted “humid” 😂 but I kinda get it! Heavy with oak and rust notes, but light enough for summer. — a month ago
2011. Third time enjoying this wine. Five+ years ago, two+ years ago, and it has gotten better each time! I pulled this bottle because it was in the case next to the oxidized Bea wine I had last week and I’m hoping that it was a one off and not an issue with other wines that made the trip across country this winter. This bottle is delicious! 🤞🏻 — 2 months ago