Ampeleia Alicante IGT Costa Toscana 2019 750 ML (12.5% ABV)
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This bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project, highlighting single varieties and single vineyards whose special characteristics precluded them from blending in other wines. The grapes are sourced from a parcel called "Vigna della Pieve," with sandy volcanic soils rich in pebbles, planted to Alicante Nero, a common Mediterranean variety also known as Grenache in France, Cannonau in the neighboring island of Sardinia and as Garnacha in Spain.
This vineyard sits at 250 meters above sea level. Fruit was harvested the first week of September at yields of 50 hl/ha. Vinification is part carbonic (30%) and part destemmed. Aged 6 months in cement tanks. 7,500 bottles produced.
almost effervescent. very light on its feet but still deep and earthy - purple brambleberry, potting soil, black pepper.