Amphorae

Pure and crystalline. Aeolian sand and schist soils.

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€ 12,50 EUR

Hand-picked by successive sorting.

After a slow direct pressing, the must is put directly into amphorae and sandstone eggs where fermentation takes place naturally, for one year, without exogenous yeasts or any input except a little volcanic sulphur. The wine is bottled after 18 months of maturing.

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Must be decanted before serving at 12-14 °C

Cellaring : 12-15 years

In contrast with the minerality and purity of this wine, we choose a river fish accompanied by a creamy sauce, a saffron curry or Thai flavours with basil. Raw fish also takes on a life of its own. With fish or white meat, light tubers such as turnips, celery, Jerusalem artichokes or crosnes can be served with small honey sauces.

Amphorae 2018

« Golden colour. Intense nose offering toasted nuts, toast, lemon zest, fairly ripe fruit with hints of pineapple. Well constructed palate combining lush fruit with a steely backbone, fine extract with good clarity and long persistence. This should probably age very well for at least another 10-15 years. »
Andréas LARSSON, meilleur sommelier du monde 2007.