The wine conservation technique is an ancient method belonging to the Roman culture.
The city of Aquileia is a practical example of importance for this specific way of wine commerce that took place years ago in the famous canal "Anfora" that was use for the market and trading of that epoch. The Giovanni Crosato's Wine Factory select the certain grapes every harvest to realise a new and exclusive line of products. The chamber dedicated to this new technique contains 120 Roman shaped amphoras made by clay everyone of them entirely handmade.
Each amphora contains approximately 10 to 11 gallons of wine standing outside the ground surrounded by the effects of all climate variations without any type of control.
The selected wine for the " clay transformation" is leaved inside the jar sealed with a round glass disk. There will be no addiction or control check for a period of time of 2 minimum 2 years; the wine is completely "left to his own destiny", carried by seasons.
The clay allows the wine osmosis with the air outside, realising mineral salts on the inside. The product approach a different situation compared to steel or glass, not stable; even different from the wood barriques. The clay gives to the wine a fine taste of soil, clayey earth and a rich and persistent flavour that increases his genuineness.
At the end of the refinement terms the amphoras are opened, selected and assembled for the bottling.