Ampeleia IGT Costa Toscana

2015

100% Cabernet Franc from the Ampeleia di Sopra parcels at 450-600 meters above sea level. Vines were planted between 1995 and 2004.  The fruit was harvested from the 20th of September to the 5th of October at yields of 30 hl/ha.  The grapes are fully destemmed and there is a maceration of 20 days.  Fermented in cement tanks and 5000-6000L casks. Aging is 12 months in these same vessels, followed by 2 years of aging in bottle before release. 20,000 bottles produced. 

94 points
"“A rich and juicy red with cherries, strawberries, fruit tea and a hint of leather on the nose and the palate. Medium to full body and round, silky tannins. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.”"
James Suckling,
93 points
"An intense nose of ripe blackberry, black cherry and black currant fruit is supported by hints of wild juniper, rosemary, sage and iron. Silky in texture and well-structured, this is long and charming from beginning to end. Drink now through 2025. 1,666 cases made, 383 cases imported"
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, October 31, 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6280-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic