2009 Ampeleia Ampeleia

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2009 Ampeleia Ampeleia

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2009 Ampeleia is the most striking wine I have ever tasted from Ampeleia. A blast of rich dark fruit hits the palate followed by exotic espresso sage and sweet spices. There is a wild unrestrained quality to the 2009... The 2009 Ampeleia is the most striking wine I have ever tasted from Ampeleia. A blast of rich dark fruit hits the palate followed by exotic espresso sage and sweet spices. There is a wild unrestrained quality to the 2009 that separates it from most wines being made on the Tuscan coast today. Layers of fruit build to the rich voluminous finish. This is a fabulous effort. Ampeleia is 60% Cabernet Franc and 15% Sangiovese plus an assortment of other red grapes grown on the property. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021. I was deeply impressed with the wines I tasted from Ampeleia this year. Every time I went back to the wines I found a new shade of dimension. A gradual conversion to biodynamic farming and an increased use of cement vats are stripping these wines to the bare essentials and what comes through more often than not these days is pure class. --- Antonio Galloni