Amphorae for Vinsanto

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TERRACOTTA JARS FOR HOLY WINE

Holy Wine is a sweet, amber coloured wine belonging to the family of dessert wines, the result of an ancient Italian tradition, being used for centuries by priests for celebrating Mass, hence the name “Vin- Santo: Holy wine”.

Holy Wine is made by drying grapes, usually Trebbiano and Malvasia, on cane mats for three or four months before crushing, after which the juice obtained is transferred into wooden casks out of which, the previous production of Holy Wine has just been removed. The casks are fairly small, of a capacity between 20 and 50 litres. The cask is then sealed and the Holy Wine aged for a period ranging from three to five years.

The use of the deposits left by the previous batch of wine is crucial to the success of Holy Wine, the Italians call these dregs “The Mother.”

Artenova decided to create a viable alternative to the traditional wooden cask by putting into production terracotta amphorae specifically for Holy Wine. In addition to a great aesthetic impact, the amphorae, hand-made using the fine clay of Impruneta, guarantee optimal oxygenation, a decisive factor for obtaining a good Holy Wine.

 

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  • AN AMPHORA FOR HOLY-WINE MADE WITHOUT HANDLES AND TAPERED IN SHAPE, RECALLS THE ANCIENT AMPHORAE USED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF FOOD AND WINE BY SEA. AVAILABLE WITH STEEL OR TERRACOTTA LID.
  • THE INSIDE OF THE JARS CAN BE EITHER LEFT UNTREATED OR COATED WITH BEESWAX OR EPOXY RESINS
  • THE UNIQUE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TERRACOTTA FROM IMPRUNETA, GUARANTEES PERFECT STORAGE AND OUTSTANDING THERMAL INSULATION FOR WINE
  • IMPRUNETA TERRACOTTA JARS ARE AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS SHAPES, SIZES AND WITH DIFFERENT LININGS
  • ON REQUEST IT IS POSSIBLE TO EQUIP THE JARS WITH WINE-DISPENSING TAPS AND SPIGOTS FOR PARTIAL AND TOTAL DRAINAGE
  • AMPHORA LITRES 80: H 130 CM (CA.)  D. Ø 50 CM (CA.) PESO 80 KG. (CA.)
  • INSIDE COATING OF BEESWAX
  • INSIDE COATING WITH VARNISH FOR ALIMENTARY USE
  • 1 INCH GAROLLA VALVE
  • STAINLESS STEEL LOCKING SYSTEM D. Ø 15 CM
  • GLASS FILLER H 33 CM
  • STAINLESS STEEL LID D. Ø 15 CM
  • TERRACOTTA LID

 

 

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