Ampio Delle Mortelle 2016

Antinori Estate

Ampio Delle Mortelle
2016

$272.50

* Suggested retail price
Product code
14399964
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Store Only
Type of product
Table Wine
Country
Italy
Regulated designation
Indicazione geografica protetta (IGP)
Region
Tuscany
Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Carmenère
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

The Antinori family has been in the wine business since Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Guild of Vintners in 1385 - more than 26 generations ago. Throughout the company's long history it has remained family owned and operated, and today it is directed by Marchese Piero Antinori. Though Antinori has played an important role in preserving Italy's enological traditions it is also one of Italy's most dynamic and visionary producers of fine wines, with estates concentrated in the...

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Product notes

The Le Mortelle estate is in the heart of Maremma in Tuscany, near the town of Castiglione della Pescaia set in an extraordinary and fascinating position both for the territory’s unparalleled natural beauty and its historical heritage and culture. The Antinori family has always been present in this area. Evidence of ownership of land in this area is recorded on a property deed dated 1863. It states their ownership of Poggio Franco, one of the best vineyards on the estate, together with other parcels of land. Since 1999, when the property was acquired, the family has dedicated their efforts to improving the vineyards and building the new winery with the firm belief that this area, slowly emerging on the Italian viticultural horizon, has great potential for the production of high-quality wines. Varieties grown in this area can fully express their own characteristics as well as the exceptional qualities of the terroir. A blend of the best Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from Le Mortelle’s finest vineyards. Ampio started out as an idea and became a reality with the exceptional 2015 vintage that reflects and represents the fullest expression of Maremma’s terroir.

Production notes

Ampio is crafted from the best vineyards on Le Mortelle estate. Grapes are harvested into small crates and brought to the cellar where they are carefully selected by hand. Using the technique of gravity flow, only the juice from the finest berries reaches the special truncated-cone tanks: a winemaking process that preserves the purity and freshness of the grapes. The tanks particular shape and our unique punching-down method guarantee a winemaking process that is delicate yet decisive and able to enhance the aromas, tannic structure and individual characteristics of each grape variety. The different batches, separated by grape variety, undergo malolactic fermentation in new French oak barriques and are then aged for approximately 18 months before final blending. Ampio ages for an additional period of 12 months in the bottle before being released for sale.

Tasting notes

Ampio 2016 is dark ruby red in color. Its nose has character with spicy notes of black pepper and licorice accompanied by small dark berries; delicate hints of aromatic herbs, lavender flowers and subtle sensations of tobacco, mint and chocolate complete its aromatic profile. Its palate is seductive, elegant with mouth filling tannins. The deep persistent finish has refined hints of bitter cacao and blueberries.