Amphora as a Blending Component
Amphora as a blending component
Last week I wrote about amphora wines and how exciting it is to have wines 100% from one vessel. BUT amphorae are a great blending component too!
Here is some feedback from the winemakers:
Klaas Stoffberg at Babylonstoren
‘The amphora is a great building block as a fermentation and storage vessel in our unwooded wines. Specifically our Chenin blanc and the Viognier and Semillon portion of our white blend. The microporosity of the amphora adds minerality and complexity to the wines as well as good structure and mid-palate. Overall the amphora enhances the purity of fruit which is our aim in our unwooded wines.”