In Tuscany, there are those that vinify at 12.5% and the rest at 14.5%. Nowadays, my personal taste in wine goes with the former. Juicy, crunchy fruit with little or no oak at all. These are the Italian wines that grace my table every weekday

Ampeleia is the personal proyect of Elisabetta Foradori, Thomas Widmann, and Giovanni Podini. Miss Foradori is a well known figure to me. If you have not heard her name, it is time you explore her wines. She is responsible for the ascension of Teroldego Rotaliano grape in the Italian hall of fame.

With Ampeleia, Elisabetta aspires to represent the diversity and terroir of the Maremma specially the Colline Metallifere. The estates strives to craft traditional wines of the area rather than international versions.

Ampeleia Unlitro 2019. SAQ # 14110500, $24.95

This wine is a blend of varieties originating from the Mediterranean Basin: 40% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache), 25% Mourvedre, 15% Carignano, 15% Sangiovese, 5% Alicante Bouschet coming from vineyards at 180-250 meters above sea level.

Beautiful nose in synchronicity reminiscent of fresh red fruits, complemented by elegant gamey and floral notes. Fresh, with a beautiful acidity. Medium body. It was just perfect with Rotolo pasta on a Sunday night supper.

Represented by Oenopole in Quebec. Get it while you can. You won’t be disappointed!!