Musket Red 2022
Current Release Wines
FUNKY, JUICY & VIBRANT
This red ruby coloured wine is made from Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira fermented with native yeasts and aged for 8 months in clay amphoras. Aromas of dark fruits, ripe strawberry, fruity and earthy with balanced acidity and tannins.
3 bottle minimum order.
Wine maker notes:
MEET YOUR NEW RED This red ruby coloured wine is made from Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira fermented with native yeasts and aged for 8 months in clay amphoras. Aromas of dark fruits, ripe strawberry, fruity and earthy with balanced acidity and tannins. Pairing ideas: Arroz de Pato, Smash Burger, Squash Linguine
Vidigueira, Alentejo DOC Harvest, 2 Sep 2022 – Temp 14C De-stemmed, fermented & aged in talhas (amphoras) for 8 months before bottling. Unfiltered, minimum sulfites
Latitia x Diana. The amphora producing our Musket Red
The Amphora. With a deep respect for the past, our amphora-aged wines evoke a sense of timelessness that blends seamlessly with modern tastes and sensibilities, respecting and preserving a natural winemaking technique that is artisanal, sustainable, planet-friendly and natural. In ancient times, amphoras were often referred to as ‘the mother’ because they were essential vessels for making wine. Amphoras were often decorated with images of goddesses and other powerful female figures, which further emphasized their symbolic association with motherhood and fertility. Overall, the important role that amphoras played in sustaining ancient communities led to their revered status as ‘the mother’.The design of the amphora is also ideal for wine making. It allows for the natural flow of oxygen during the fermentation process, regulating temperature and promoting healthier, more complex wines.
The Ancient 12. Our 12 amphoras are hundreds of years old and named Alba, Alelia, Diana, Latitia, Fosca, Alma, Felicia, Aurora,, Massima, Salacia, Marina and Hilaria. The ancient 12 honor the rich history of amphora winemaking in Vila de Frades and offer a unique, more personalized wine interaction and gastronomic experience for wine enthusiasts.
Diana was known throughout ancient Roman mythology as the goddess of the hunt and the moon. Her name was often associated with purity and strength, reflecting the character of some of the most robust red wines.
Latitia was a popular name among Roman women, meaning “joy” in Latin. It was a fitting name for a wine that was designed to evoke feelings of happiness and contentment with its smooth, well-balanced flavors.
Touriga National, Trincadeira. Minimal sulfites added, no commercial enzymes or other additives.
8 months in talhas (amphoras)