Biodynamic Wine and Terracotta: the experiences and results of 4 Italian producers


Adriano Zago

Adriano Zago, agronomist and oenologist expert in biodynamic agriculture

“TERRACOTTA AND WINE” (22nd-23rd November 2014, Fornace Agresti, Impruneta)

Saturday, November 22nd  15.00-17.00 hrs
Guided wine tasting conducted by Adriano Zago


Wine making in terracotta is a way of interpreting the transformation of grapes into wine known to man for many centuries.

The use of amphorae, urns and jars in recent years has gained great favour by many producers of natural wines, including producers of biodynamic wine. The worlds of terracotta and biodynamic agriculture seem to share many affinities that lead in practice, to very interesting results.

In this wine tasting we will have as guests 4 major producers of great impact in the Italian and world wide wine scenes. We will compare, through the tasting of wines, the different modes of thought, practice and personal visions of vine-growers.

Each company will present two wines of the same vintage and variety, one of which will have been fermented and stored in terracotta until bottling.

The producers will all be present to share their own experiences and begin a debate, open to the public, on the different ways of making biodynamic wine in terracotta.

Leading the wine tasting is agronomist and oenologist Adriano Zago, technical coordinator of the project “Biodynamic wine and Terracotta” (


The Wines presented:

 Castello dei Rampolla

Luca Di Napoli Rampolla

Panzano in chianti (FI)

Sangiovese in anfora 2012

Chianti Classico 2012


Elisabetta Foradori

Mezzolombardo (TN)

Sgarzon 2012 (teroldego in anfora)

Foradori 2012 (teroldego)

 Al di là del fiume

Danila Mongardi

Marzabotto (BO)

Saramat 2013 (barbera)

Dagamò 2013 (barbera in anfora)

I Cacciagalli

Diana Iannaccone

Teano (CE)

Aurivola 2013 (falanghina in anfora)

Leneo 2013 (falanghina)


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