Ampeleia is a winery established in 2002 in the Maremma region (Tuscany). It's located in Roccatederighi, a medieval town in the province of Grosseto, and managed by a group of young people including and Elisabetta Foradori and guided by the vineyard manager Marco Tait, who took the reins when he was just 22.
In almost twenty years of activity, we have converted our production first into organic and then into biodynamic. The character of Ampeleia has its roots in Cabernet Franc, the grape variety that best expresses the identity of the terroirs, while at the same time telling its story.
The 35 hectares of vineyards of Ampeleia have been planted and cultivated biodynamically since the beginning. A model of biodiversity, they are planted on three different levels of altitude varying from 200 to 600 meters above sea level.
The soils are a mixture of schist, palombini limestone and clay.
The wines are fermented with wild yeasts using varying amounts of whole cluster, and most matured in cement casks, with Ampeleia being matured in wooden barrels.