Musket Rosé 2022
Current Release Wines
LIGHT, SUPPLE & VIBRANT!
This rose wine has a deep pink colour, and is a result of a blend of white and red grapes (Trincadeira) that were fermented with the skins with native yeasts in clay amphoras. Aromas of pomegranate and red plum, dry with silky tannins.
3 bottle minimum order.
Wine maker notes:
Meet Your New Rose! This rose wine has a deep pink colour, and is a result of a blend of white and red grapes.(Trincadeira) that were fermented with the skins with native yeasts in clay amphoras. Aromas of pomegranate and red plum, dry with silky tannins. Pairing ideas: Sardinha assada Hummus & Falafel Pizza Gorgonzola
Vidigueira, Alentejo DOC Harvest, 2 Sep 2022 – Temp 14C De-stemmed, fermented & aged in talhas (amphoras) for 8 months before bottling. Unfiltered, minimum sulfites
Aurora. The amphora producing our Musket Rose
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.
Aurora was the goddess of the dawn in Roman mythology, and her name was associated with the colors of the sunrise. The wines made in the Aurora region were said to possess a subtle, delicate flavor that mirrored the soft hues of the morning sky.
Antão Vaz, Roupeiro, Arinto, Viosinho, Trincadeira. Minimal sulfites added, no commercial enzymes or other additives.
8 months in talhas (amphoras)