Fattoria Ambra

Fattoria Ambra has belonged to the Romei Rigoli family since 1870. The estate is located near the Ombrone river and the Villa Medicea of Poggio a Caiano. It is named after the poem "Ambra", written in the 15th century by Lorenzo Il Magnifico. The vineyards, of an extension of 20 hectares, stand in the hills of Montalbiolo, Elzana, Santa Cristina in Pilli and Montefortini, four of the most important crus of Carmignano. DOCG Carmignano is bottled as "Riserva Montalbiolo", "Riserva Elzana", "Montefortini - Podere Lombarda" and "Santa Cristina in Pilli". The blend is mostly Sangiovese together with Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Colorino, Merlot and Syrah. A young version of Carmignano, "Barco Reale", and a rosè wine, "Vin Ruspo", complete the range of wines.

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Ambra Carmignano Montalbiolo 2012
DOCG Carmignano is bottled as "Riserva Le Vigne Alte di Montalbiolo", "Riserva Elzana", "Vigna di Montefortini" and "Vigna di Santa Cristina in Pilli". The blend is mostly Sangiovese together with Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo Nero, Colorino, Merlot and Syrah.  A young version of Carmignano, "Barco

Ambra Barco Real di Carmignano 2015
Colour:Bright ruby red  Nose:Fine, intense, fruity, ripe cherries, dried rose, mineral note  Flavour:Supple, dry, medium-bodied, slightly tannic, persistent  Barco Reale ("royal park" in archaic Italian) is the name of a park where the Medici family used to hunt. This wine is made from the

Ambra Barco Real di Carmignano 2014
Colour:Bright ruby red  Nose:Fine, intense, fruity, ripe cherries, dried rose, mineral note  Flavour:Supple, dry, medium-bodied, slightly tannic, persistent  Barco Reale ("royal park" in archaic Italian) is the name of a park where the Medici family used to hunt. This wine is made from the

Ambra 'Santa Cristina' Sangiovese 2011
Stephen Tanzer 92 "(75% sangiovese, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 10% canaiolo nero and 5% other red grapes): Deep ruby. Sweet, spicy, ripe red cherry on the enticing nose. On the palate, fresh blackcurrant, aromatic herb and sweet pipe tobacco flavors are nicely framed by fine tannins. The finish is

Ambra 'Santa Cristina' Sangiovese 2010
Vinous 90 "The 2010 Carmignano Santa Cristina in Pilli has a little more depth and body than the Montefortini. Savory herbs, tobacco, red cherries, incense, pine and mint add complexity and layers of flavor in this mid-weight attractive Carmignano. Firm tannins and mouth-watering acidity suggests

Ambra 'Santa Cristina' Carmignano 2009
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The 2009 Carmignano Santa Cristina in Pilli wraps around the palate with bold red cherries, flowers, spices and a hint of tobacco. This is an especially fleshy, deep wine endowed with considerable textural richness. Today the aromas and flavors are still quite primary, but another

Ambra 'Santa Cristina' Sangiovese 2008
 "Wine Information: A blend of sangiovese, canaiolo nero and cabernet sauvignon; 12 months in barriques and larger oak barrels; 14% alcohol  CRUS : Santa Cristina in Pilli 150 meters above sea level SOIL : Limestone AGEING : 12 months 50% tonneaux, 50% oak casks VARIETALS : 75% Sangiovese ,

Ambra Carmignano Montefortini 2005
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"This wine is alive with the fruitiness of cherries and currants with hints of tobacco and cedar. Its earthy tannins and acidity go perfectly with robust pasta dishes or with grilled red meats."

Ambra Carmignano Santa Cristina in Pilli 2006
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2006 Carmignano Santa Cristina in Pilli is even better than the Montefortini. Here the aromas are a touch more delineated while the fruit is fresher and more vibrant. Violets, dark cherries, flowers, menthol and spices are all supported by a persistent note of underlying