Ampeleia is the elegant, fruity interpretation of the new, modern Maremma
After thorough studies of the soil profiles and microclimatic conditions, the grape varieties at Ampeleia are planted where they naturally thrive best. The vines are also planted extremely close together to encourage their competition for nutrients and grape quality.
For the red wine Kepos, produced mainly from Alicante Nero, Carignano and Mourvèdre, the plots are at an altitude of around 280 to 350 metres. Within sight of the sea, exciting plants thrive on water-permeable, red clay soils surrounded and protected by cork oaks, myrtle and Mediterranean scrub - pure romance. The grape varieties are harvested and vinified together, then aged for 10 months in concrete tanks and matured for a further two months in the bottle - all, of course, with minimal intervention.