- The return to clay use for winemaking is a fact in Italy and in the rest of the world, above all thanks to the new environmental awareness and for the exclusive usage of natural products for wine production.
- The most ancient wine clay pottery in Italy has been found in Sicilyat Kronos mountain. It is more than 6 thousand years old. The oldest wine clay pottery in the world was found is in Georgia in 2017, and it is more than 8 thousand years old.
- The most ancient non-pottery “still drinkable” wine in the world is 1,696 years and it is in the Historical Museum of Palatinate in Germany.
- As a further curiosity, the most ancient non-wine clay pottery traces found are in China. Scientists have found traces of an alcohol made of rice, honey and fruits. It is more than 9 thousand years old.
As group of wineries near Rome, we want to share with you a unique experience to reproduce pottery and to taste wine in it. We have collaborated with Marco Carpineti winery, one of the most famous wineries in Italy.
You will be able to mould your own clay pottery with the artisan and artist Martino Antocchiand taste the amazing amphora-fermented Nzù wine by Marco Carpineti.
Nzù is a three-year-old wine and it is available in its two indigenous varieties, Bellone(white grapes) and Nero Buono (red grapes). Nzù has been awarded with many rewards and Marco Carpineti is on the Hugh Johnson’s pocket wine book 2021.
Background to this fabulous experience is Cori, quaint Roman-Mediaeval town a few steps from Rome and Ninfa Gardens.
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