Albert Mathier

Amphore Noir

Bottle
Year
  • Amphore® noir

    Grapes:  Cabernet franc, Merlot, Syrah

    Fermentation in the earth, in the original Georgian Kvevri (Georgian for amphora). The wall thickness of a Kvevri is only 1.5 cm. Without the counterpressure of the earth, a kvevri cannot hold wine. The capacity of a Kvevri is approx. 1,000 liters. Storage in the specially built Marani (Kvevri cellar). Here, too, the kvevris are buried in the ground. Complete vinification process without sulfur and without filtration. 8000 year old vinification method. The process is protected by Unesco as a world cultural heritage site. (The result is also known as orange or natural wine). Match with braised ox cheeks with cinnamon jus, pomegranate and peanut butter. Or: crispy saddle of suckling pig with a caramelized orange and chicory salad and coriander seed jus.


  • Red color with purple nuances.

    A peppery, spicy wine with a scent of kirsch and gingerbread.

    Full and complex, with a persistent finish.