Ampeleia IGT Costa Toscana 2012

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70% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese, 10% Alicante Nero/Carignano/Mourvedre/Alicante Bouschet.. Sourced from parcels at 200-600 meters above sea level. The fruit was harvested from the 10th of September to the 5th of October at yields of 35–40 hl/ha.  The grapes are fully destemmed and there is a maceration of 10-15 days.  Aged 16 months in wood/cement tanks followed by 12 months of aging in bottle before release. 20,000 bottles produced. 

94 points
"The 2012 Ampeleia is shaping up to be fabulous. Deep, layered and incredibly vivid, the 2012 presents an intriguing mélange of sweet plum, black cherry, spice and new leather. The Ampeleia is the most overt of the wines, but it also happens to be the most complete. Today, the flavors are naturally quite primary, but all the 2012 needs is further time in bottle. Ampeleia is mostly Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese, with a healthy dollop of other red grapes."
Antonio Galloni,
, October 2015