Ampelon ‘Le Caldere’ Etna Rosso 2014 750ml

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The choice of believing in ancient vineyards with a massive population of very old vines (even hundred year old) makes the vineyards conduct very complicated, requiring manual work and light and iterate operations. Working hard on the soil and on the vegetation, with a very short time of reaction against any possible threat in terms of vineyard disease, allow to Ampelon a very environmental friendly vineyards management avoiding the use of any dangerous chemicals. Of course this way of work is very expensive, but it worth thanks to the perfect balance that only old vines grapes are able to give. With small production per hectare, the old vines are able to gain perfect ripening with great potential in terms of flavors, structure and elegance.

90% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio./ ABV 13%

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Ampelon was founded in 2009 from Barbara e Valter Grarotti on the northern slope of the volcano Etna (Italy—Sicily), after discovering old abandoned vineyards of the indigenous grape netello mascalese in some of the best vine spots of the area. After a long and struggling work of recovery of these old vineyards (located among the 700 and 800 meters above the sea level), today Ampelon runs the 8 hectars totally owned with the only aim to produce handcraft top quality wines, able of long ageing and to reflect the soil and the vintage. Barbara e Valter, partners in life as at work, they live among their beloved vineyards running every operations in the field as in the cellar, step by step they’ve got the eyes on them of Lilly and Tullio, the two beautiful and inseparable german sheperd dogs of the house.

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Weight 2 lbs


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  • Store Name: Gramercy Wine
  • Seller: gramercywine
  • Address: 104 East 23rd Street
    New York, NY 10010
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