Tuscany, Italy $19.99
Elisabetta Foradori has an exciting new project in the works in the Tuscany region. Elisabetta is regarded today as one of Italy's most important winemakers as well as a leading pioneer in the global natural wine movement. The shift to natrual winemaking and soil-focused viticulture came about as a result of her determination to revitalize Teroldego and the vineyards of Trentino. To quote: “A whole variety had to be rebuilt, viticultural practices had to be brought back to quality levels, the soil had to be enriched with life, the plants brought to an equilibrium,” she says, “I myself have changed with the variety, and I find myself to be a different person, watching and listening to the land and to nature in a different way.”
A blend of Grenache, Carignan and Alicante Bouschet from the Tuscan coast. Ampeleia was born in 2002 from the collaboration and friendship between Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini. Unlitro comes from vineyards at an altitude of 650 to 980 feet above sea level in area where the climate marked by sea breezes and the vines are surrounded by chestnut woods. Aged for 6 months in cement, 'Unlitro' – one litre of Ampeleia – is a one-liter bottle expression of the freshness and vitality of the estate. Red-fruited and juicy, this is perfect for pizza night, pasta with tomato-based sauces or simply to sip on with bowl of olives and your favorite people.