Terracotta Wine Jars
The kiln of Massimo Carbone creates, according to traditional techniques and strictly by hand, wine jars and amphorae using exclusively Certified Clay of Impruneta, unique in the world for its resistance to frost and perfect for oenological use due to its insulating and inert qualities. In collaboration with the farm Azienda Agricola Ottomani, together with winemakers of great skill and sensitivity, the kiln has perfected the classic Etruscan amphora, culminating in the creation of containers that are ideal for vinification, characterised, among other things, by the lid made entirely in terracotta that allows the elimination of elements in steel or resin. In order to overcome the problem of the natural porosity of terracotta, which would allow an excessive exchange of oxygen with the outside, Massimo Carbone realises an internal multilayer coating, also in terracotta, but processed with special techniques. The amphorae therefore do not require any additional internal treatments such as enamelling or polishing with wax and it remains easy to sanitise through the washing with water. At the last edition of Vinitaly, the wines born in the jars of the kiln were very highly lauded. The kiln is a member of the Associazione Fornaci Storiche ed Artistiche di Impruneta (Association of Historical and Artistic Kilns of Impruneta) and proudly bears the trademark “ARTISTIC & TRADITIONAL CERAMICS” of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Crafts.