“When I make wine, I imagine I am an alchemist preparing a magic potion. An antidote to misery, a balm for healing old wounds, a drink that makes us forgive but not forget.” An existential declaration, a message of unconditional love.”
The method of making wine in amphora containers of terracotta did not begin in modern times. The ancient Greeks and Romans – and before them the Caucasians over 7000 years ago – carried and preserved wine in these containers that leave a “zero ecological footprint” and are ideal for a slow and consistent micro-oxygenation of the wine. Today we turn to the wisdom of the ancient populations and revisit this old tradition with the aim of persevering in our pledge to combine quality and natural products. Our terracotta amphora containers are considered a means to our work with the end being a range
of wines whose production is based first and foremost on antique culture and is the fruit of a strong bond to the land on which it was made. This is why we have chosen to have them made by a Tuscan artisan from the small village of Impruneta, the home of terracotta craftsmanship in Italy. Each amphora has a 800 liter capacity and is equipped with a fitted stainless steel top lid which limits oxygen coming into contact with the contents. Thus, our amphora containers are the same wise ‘custodians’ today as they were in ancient times for the preservation of our wine and of the traditions used in our work.