Amphora fermented wines made by Glenn James
Saperavi, meaning 'dye' in Georgian, as it has really black skin and red juice, is an ancient variety originally from the Georgian-Turkish border. Saperavi from the Smith Vineyard in the Alpine Valleys was hand harvested and fermented in a single Amphora and kept on it's skins for 200 days. After Basket pressing the wine was matured in old oak prior to bottling.
'Pyrrha, the red-headed daughter of Pandora, threw stones over her shoulder to create life again after the great deluge.'
Tasmania's only patch of Friulano of only six rows from Peter Taurian's picturesque vineyard overlooking the Tamar River.
'In 1944 Peter Taurian made his first wine in his homeland, Friuli. Seventy two years later he harvested the first Friulano from his Tamar valley vineyard. man and wine have taken root in their new land.'
Claypot Wine's Glenn James is thrilled to have this wine joining Pandora's Amphora and Pyrrah wines.
Vermentino, Fiano and Moscato Giallo from three vineyards of the Alpine Valleys were hand harvested on the same day and fermented togther in a single terracotta amphora. 120 Days on skins and basket pressed.
'When Pandora opened the amphora gifted to her by Zeus, all the evils of the world escaped. All that remained was, hope.'