Clay Pot Wines, The Story Continues
Fast-forward to 2018, and Clay-Pot wines has grown and evolved from those initial experimental days. Glenn in now head-winemaking at Winemaking Tasmania, and in partnership with his wife; the energiser bunny otherwise known as Jo Marsh from Billy Button, they have crafted a range of Amphora wines from the Alpine Valleys in Vic, and Tasmania. Extended time on skins, no additions bar sulphur (to avoid oxidisation), these wines hark back to the winemaking of ancient times.
2015 Pandora's Amphora, Fiano, Vermentino, Moscato Giallo; Alpine Valley Vic
2016 Taurian Friulano; Tamar Valley Tas
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.' View Wine
2016 Pyrra Saperavi; Alpine Valleys Vic
A red-skinned, and red-flesh grape, This wine is an ode to the traditional winemaking of Georgia, where the indigenous Saperavi grapes are vinified in Queveri (pointy amphorae, buried in the ground). The fruit is from the Smith Vineyard in the Alpine Valleys and 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. View Wine