We’ve long followed the wines of Elisabetta Foradori from her family’s estate in Dolomite Alps of Trentino. Elisabetta and two friends founded Ampelaia ten years ago with the idea of exploring the terroir of Maremma, and a particular focus on the handful of red grape varieties which Elisabetta describes as “natives to the Mediterranean Basin” (the coastal areas of Italy, France and Spain) – namely alicante bouschet, mourvedre, carignan, cabernet franc, grenache, and sangiovese. “Un Litro” is Ampeleia’s table wine, meant to be charming and fresh, full of all the inviting flavors that grenache(alicante) and carignan are so loved for. Biodynamically farmed fruit, fermented and aged briefly in cement before being bottled in its own adorable squat liter bottle. Pair with pizza and a table full of friends.