Tribute to the Amphora on “Business People”. Wines made in amphorae by Artenova’s clients described by Andrea Gori

2015/09/19     / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

 

dagli-etruschi-a-noi-business-people-settembre-2015-pag-125Many wine producers who use amphorae by Artenova were cited in the article “From the Etruscans to us” written by Andrea Gori, Florentine sommelier and restaurant owner. The article, published in the September issue of “Business People” was dedicated to wines aged in vessels made of non-wood materials, including terracotta. The article focuses on the second decade of the new millennium according to which “will be known as the years of the return to the future” with terracotta, compared to the nineties and noughties, which are defined as “the years of the barrique and small oak barrels.”

“By tasting a fine selection of wines produced in terracotta – writes Gori – we realize that terracotta is a great material for bringing out the varietal and generally the taste of the grape itself. By allowing the wine to breathe and oxygenate it is particularly good for varieties with an aromatic and rich perfume, helping in cases of exuberant fruit and rich tannins such as Aglianico, Montepulciano, Piedirosso and Syrah, whose flavours are often inflated by barriques and flattened by cement vessels. ”

Among the wines mentioned by Gori, many are those producers who refine partially or even exclusively in amphora, in particular in the amphorae of Artenova.

The terracotta wine-jars of Impruneta are used by producers “Tenuta I Cacciagalli” (from Teano, Campania) commended for “Leneo 2013” made from Falanghina grapes, for their red wine  “Lucno 2013”, “Piedirosso” in purity and for “Zagreo 2013”;

In his estates in Sardinia and Tuscany Stefano Casadei uses Artenova amphorae for Vernasco Sardinia IGT, Vermentino and Nasco2014 and in Tuscany (as mentioned by Gori) for “Sangiovese 2012” from Rufina, Florence and the Syrah from Suvereto, Livorno;

Again in Tuscany, producers Agricola Arrighi of Antonio Arrighi from Elba, use Artenova amphorae for their ”Treesse IGT 2011” and Producers “Tenuta Belvedere” from Rignano for their White “Noesis 2013”, “Trebbiano and Malvasia in terracotta coated inside with beeswax, nine months of maceration and aging, for a delicate clean wine “;

In Piedmont the producers “Costa di Crealto” make Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2011 in amphora;

In Abruzzo producers “Agricola Francesco Cirelli” mature in amphora Montepulciano, Trebbiano and Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo;

At the other end of Italy in Trentino, Foradori is mentioned for the use of Georgian amphorae, for  “Sgarzon 2012” and  “Nosiola 2009 Fontanasanta”;

IMG_3744A preview of the article can be read on webstesite vinodaburde

Andrea Gori, sommelier 

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