"Unlitro" IGT Costa Toscana Red, Ampeleia
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Organic

"Unlitro" IGT Costa Toscana Red, Ampeleia - 2022

Item # 27232 1L

An unoaked Tuscan red wine that comes in a liter bottle and is meant to be enjoyed immediately. The wine was aged in cement tanks for 6 months before bottling. The fruit on the palate is fresh and accessible. If ever there were a pizza wine, this is it.

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  • Limited Production: Only 12 bottle(s) per customer

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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Staff Pick Notes

In case you were wondering Unlitro means a liter. Winemakers will often bottle their easy-drinking, crowd-pleasers in these liter-sized bottles. They are intended for sharing with friends when you just want to suck some down. Ampeleia is a winery in the Maremma region of Tuscany, where biodynamic farming and low intervention winemaking are practiced. Their vines share the estate with livestock, olives, and forests. Biodiversity makes healthy soils and better wine. Ampeleia has introduced non-native varietals as Grenache, Cab Franc, Carignan, and Mourvedre to Maremma. Although light in consistency, aromas and flavors of red fruit, violet flowers, and minerals are rather pronounced. Concrete aging gives the wine its soft edges. The light, dusty tannins and low alcohol make it a great afternoon sip. Don’t forget to give it a slight chill.

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Glossary

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both characterized by significant percentages of Grenache, while in Tavel and Lirac the grape is used to make...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and fleshy character to blends - but Mourvèdre also shines on its own as a varietal wine.

Sangiovese

Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent complement to Cabernet Sauvignon in red Italian blends; this grape duo forms the basis of many of the...

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Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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