RED | SEXY WITH SUBSTANCE
Never was there a more convivial wine – pour it into tumblers, share it with friends, imagine you’re in the countryside of Tuscany.
WHAT WE TASTE
Pomegranate, pepper & cherry cola
Go full Italian here – think pizza, Bolognese, cheese and charcuterie boards
Not too warm, not too cold – Hong Kong office temperature
In 2002, Elisabetta Foradori (who’s a bit of a legend in Italy), Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini purchase Ampelaia – originally established by a Swiss couple in the 60s. Their vision was to demonstrate the diversity and potential of Maremma. Now, the fully biodynamic Ampelaia stretches across 120 hectares, of which only 35 are planted to vines – the rest are dedicated to wheat, olives, cows, chickens and beehives. Some say they’re a bit mad, but their decisions are all made very consciously, aiming to preserve the biodiversity of their land. They’re more of a family than a business, more of a lifestyle than a career.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
It’s just so easy to love – it’s like Ampelaia and their whole philosophy in one (big) bottle. You just feel like a part of a big, happy family when you open this baby.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Roccatederighi, Tuscany, Italy
Grape: Carignan, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese
Style: Just right – between bold and bright