Ampeleia Alicante 2016
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New for this estate, this bottling is part of the "Monovarietali" project. The grapes are sourced from a single parcel called "Vigna della Pieve," with sandy soils rich in pebbles, planted to Alicante Nero, a common Mediterranean variety also known as Grenache in France, Cannonau in the neighbouring island of Sardinia and as Garnacha in Spain. This vineyard sits at 250 meters above sea level. Fruit was harvested the first week of September at yields of 50 hl/ha. Vinification is part carbonic and part destemmed. Aged 6 months in cement tanks. 6,000 bottles produced.
Wine SpectatorFocused, with raspberry and cherry fruit verging on jammy, yet this stays fresh. Picks up earth and licorice accents as this plays out on the long finish. Drink now through 2023. 415 cases made.