Winemaker Elizabetta Foradori (of Granato fame) creates a biodynamically grown wine deeply expressive of the region: long Italian sunsets drinking red wine on the lanai, the charred yet tender complexity of a beefsteak Florentina, the quiet calm of dining alfresco, with the Mediterranean air sweeping through the vineyards. Can a glass of wine capture all those sensations? I believe so. Elizabetta might argue for biodynamics, I’ll just argue for a great glass of red wine.
And that is Kepos – the winery’s blend of Mediterranean varietals from their vineyards closest to the coast. It opens with a profusion of ripe black cherries, kirsch, touches of camphor and black tea, with a fetching high note of rose petal and cinnamon. The palate is succulent, redolent in its Italian-ness but with a pure raspberry and blackcurrant fruit-driven energy. The wine’s finish reminds me of its origins – near the sea, with a hint of sea spray, a tang of minerality, and the refreshment of a quick dip in the Mediterranean. This is darn delicious wine to drink right now, and I say dive right on in. But it will also keep for another decade.
The tradition of great Super Tuscan wines from specific vineyard sites continues to this day – with Ampelleia’s Kepos. It was an amazing find for me, and is an even more stunning value for you – as Antonio Galloni, former review for Robert Parker notes: “Readers who can find any of these wines should not hesitate.”
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