After years of experience, we have achieved a deeper awareness of the natural world around us and of our vineyards. The character of our land emerges clearly in our wines. It is a journey that requires passion, determination and the ability to observe and to listen. It is this new awareness that inspired us to conceive a wine sourced from the youngest vineyards (Ampeleia di Sotto), those closest to the sea, the ones that, starting from the soil, instils lightness. The name of the wine is ‘Unlitro’ – one litre of Ampeleia – an expression of Ampeleia’s vitality and subtly delicate nature. Varieties originating from the Mediterranean Basin – mainly Alicante (also known as Grenache, Cannonau or Garnacha) but also Carignano, Mourvedre, Sangiovese and Alicante Bouschet.
Ampeleia was established in 2002 when Marco Tait arrived in Roccatederighi with his degree in oenology and the intention of staying here only for two months. But it is known that calm is a tradition in Maremma and traditions have to be respected. So two months became 18 years. Today Ampeleia is run by a group of six young women and men, some of us is “100% Maremmano” while others left big cities and a rushed life behind to move to Roccatederighi [alias “La Rocca” – 700 inhabitants] for our love for good and healthy wines, sustainable agriculture and passion of Maremma. – Ampeleia