IGT Marche Rosso "Amistà"

2018
Italy
Marche
100% Montepulciano from a 0.5ha parcel planted in 1985, facing west at 250m, on silty clay with gypsum outcroppings.  The grapes are destemmed and crushed. Fermentation occurs spontaneously in stainless steel with a brief maceration of 3-4 days. Aging occurs in stainless steel and used barriques, about half/half. 
Rather than offer a Montepulciano that is overwrought with color, structure, and alcohol, Ca'Liptra prefers to showcase this vineyard with a lighter, thirst-quenching wine that can be drunk in all seasons. Consider that Montepulciano is at its northern reaches here, so Ca'Liptra is presenting its "Nordic" version. 1500 bottles produced.  Amistà is a literary form of amicizia, meaning friendship.
91 points
"The first thing that stands out on the 2018 Ca'Liptra Marche Rosso Amistà is the color, a translucent ruby, which is completely unexpected and intriguing for a blend that's primarily Montepulciano with up to 10% Sangiovese. Yet as soon as I put my nose to this glass, I can see that we have something quite unique here from start to finish, as a perfumed display of peppery herbs gives way to ripe strawberry, crushed stone and undergrowth. It then floods the palate silky textures, ushering in sweet spices and floral-laced fruits with a buzz of vibrant acids. The finish is fresh and energetic, coating the senses in remnants of spiced berries with inner florals echoing throughout. What an incredibly pretty wine."
Eric Guido,
Vinous
, April 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6233-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Montepulciano
Farming Type: 
Organic