Current Release Wines
FUNKY, JUICY & VIBRANT
This deep ruby wine was made naturally with wild yeast and aged 6 months in clay amphoras. Aroma of wild berries, fruity and earthy, with smooth texture and good acidity.
Wine maker notes:
YOUR ONE A DAY! This deep ruby wine was made naturally with wild yeast and aged 6 months in clay amphoras. Aroma of wild berries, fruity and earthy, with smooth texture and good acidity.
Vidigueira, Alentejo DOC Harvest, 2 Sep 2022 – Temp 14C De-stemmed, fermented & aged in talhas (amphoras) for 8 months before bottling in bag in box. Unfiltered, minimum sulfites
Felicia. The amphora producing our Torpedo
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.
Felicia, meaning “happy” or “fortunate” in Latin, was a name bestowed upon Roman girls who brought joy to those around them. The wines made in the Felicia vineyards were similarly cherished for their ability to bring joy to the palate.
3L bag in box (4 bottles)
Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet
Talhas (amphoras) 8 mo
100% whole cluster pressed; natural primary