Wine Amphoras made of Terracotta from Chianti

 

The entirely hand-made wine Amphoras manufactured in the Manetti Gusmano & Figli furnace are the result of the solid experience of eight generations in the production of Cotto and high quality handmade terracotta.

The Manetti family has been known since 1968 for the production of great wines in  the Chianti region on the Fontodi Estate.The long–standing experience, combined with their passion for the world of wine, has allowed them to come up with this wine making project aiming at an outstanding quality by always staying faithful to tradition. The Wine Amphoras of Manetti Gusmano & Figli are made completely by hand following the rules of an ancient technique called “Based Work”: the Amphora stands still while the artisan goes round and round attaching new clay. The whole process takes three months including a long drying and a slow firing. Moreover, what makes Amphoras even more special, is the uniqueness of the clay; the abundant presence of Galestro in the terroir of  Chianti Classico, gives special features to the Amphoras. Among the natural components of which Terracotta is made, the salts and the calcium carbonates confer the right microporosity, enabling the wine to breathe correctly. All these features, combined with the antioxidant and antibacterial action and the high thermal insulation capacity make the terracotta Amphora of Manetti Gusmano & Figli, an ideal tool for the production of great natural wines.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

 

400 lt

H 108 cm

Diameter 102 cm

Weight 200kg

 

500 lt

H 112 cm

Diameter 108 cm

Weight 260 kg

 

600 lt

H 118 cm

Diameter 115 cm

Weight 300 kg

 

Considering the handcrafted quality of the product, the measures are approximate

 

• Average thickness of Terracotta: 3 cm

• Inox steel latch diameter: 53cm

• Drain hole: 4,5 cm

• Internal polishing

• Substantial mechanical resistance

 

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OFFICE AND

PRODUCTION

Loc. Il Ferrone

50023 Impruneta

Florence • Italy

Tel.

+39 055 850631-2-3

Fax

+39 055 8519001

+39 055 850461

info@cottomanetti.com