Alicante IGT Costa Toscana


New for this estate, this bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project.  The grapes are sourced from a single parcel called "Vigna della Pieve," with sandy soils rich in pebbles, planted to Alicante Nero, a common Mediterranean variety also known as Grenache in France, Cannonau in the neighbouring 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 and part destemmed.  Aged 6 months in cement tanks.  6,000 bottles produced. 


93 points
"This is a lovely wine that is beautifully perfumed and floral. The Ampeleia 2021 Alicante Nero (also known as Grenache) shows wild rose, exotic spice, white pepper and dried lavender bud. The wine offers tension and grace over a lovely, tonic finish. This is a red wine to enthusiastically recommend, especially at this price point."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
Jun 22, 2023
92 points
"The 2021 Alicante Nero is a gorgeous, precise wine, Bright red-toned fruit, mint, orange peel, spice and sweet pipe tobacco are very nicely delineated, This deceptively light-bodied red packs plenty of punch. "
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
August 2023

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