At Terracotta Wines we have created “the breathing bottle”. The bottle is reusable, handmade by an Valencian artisan (made in Spain).

The mixture of different types of clay and the precise firing temperatures provide the bottles with the necessary strength and consistency to avoid the seeping of the liquid contained in the bottle over time.

This elaboration process provides the wine with a continuous micro-oxygenation in the bottle, a common feature of the amphorae (tinajas) and wooden barrels, without the flavour of the latter, but preserving its primary aromas, respecting the grape’s identity and terroir.

La botella - TerraCotta Wines

A handmade bottle

Every bottle is handmade, one by one, so we warn you that they might have some aesthetic imperfections.

The fact of being cast in a mould, once per piece, is an added value that we want to have in our product. It is a unique container, Patent nr. 201731281 (9), that is the reason for the wine to acquire its unique features.

The earthy colour of the bottle is very important, because a dark material filters less light, avoiding photo polymerization. In this fashion, the wine keeps longer its fruity aromas.

For this very first vintage, having created an innovative product, we advise you to drink the wine during the first six months, when it has better preserved and so you can enjoy it a fruity aroma at its best. After that, the wine will have a similar evolution to any other aging process.

It may occur a loss (ouillage) as the time passes due to an extended ageing.

The maturation process that features this bottle consists in the micro-oxygenation of the wine, that is why is not advisable to let the wine ageing for longer than a year.

To clean the bottle and reuse it is preferable to wash it with tartaric acid, which is easy to find in any supermarket.

The materials of the “breathing bottle”

It is important to clarify that the terracotta has always been used for the transport of wine. It is a clay-based kind of ceramic (from the ancient Greek “κέραμος” which means potter’s clay), like stoneware or porcelain.

La botella - TerraCotta WinesThe difference lays on the firing process for this material, which is done at temperatures that range from 800 to 1050 degrees, which means lower energy costs and fewer CO2 emissions (hence, pollution reduction); while the rest are materials that have to be fired at higher temperatures, involving the material vitrification and then the closure of the pores thereof.

This bottle porosity allows the wine to age in it, day after day. It could be comparable to ageing in a wooden barrel.

The clay used in the manufacture of the bottles is of Spanish origin and is suitable as food cotainer because it does not contain any heavy metals.

To this end, Terracotta Wines has undergone tests of the materials used for its own bottles at the AINIA Technological Institute in Paterna.

To clean the bottle and reuse it is preferable to wash it with tartaric acid, which is easy to find in any supermarket.


CEO of TerraCotta Wines

“My name is Amos, I am a sommelier and my great passion for wine has led me to create the breathing bottle. To that end, I have studied how wine was preserved in antiquity and thus, I have solved the problem regarding the loss of liquid from the amphorae“

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For individuals and companies

The Terracotta Wines breathing bottle has many different features, and that is why it is interesting to many different people.
In this way, our exclusive bottle is useful to all: the individuals who want to give away something nice to other people and also the companies that want to customize the bottle with their own logo; to those who want to treat themselves to this bottle and reuse it, or the company that might bottle its own wine.
Do not hesitate to contact us to obtain more information about the bottle or about the possibilities of creating an exclusive cast and mould your company brand. We are at your disposal to satisfy whatever your requirements might be.

A gift that lasts in time

In today’s society, we live multiple occasions on which we would like to present a gift that would be appreciated by whoever receives it, being our wish that it will be useful, functional and will call up nice memories in the receiver.
Terracotta Wines has also thought about this and offers you the solution: the breathing bottle. Once the bottle has been used for its primary function, which is the transport of wine and the opportunity to satisfy the palate with a wine aged to its own taste whilst maintaining its original characteristics, it can be reused to keep cool any liquid.
In this way it becomes a valuable, delicate, elegant and, above all, handmade and exclusive gift.

Program Xpande Digital 2020 Valencia
Valencia Chamber of Commerce 2020
Ivace - Valencian Government 2020
European Union 2020
Valencia Chamber of Commerce 2020

Terra Cotta Wines of Amos Benacchio has been the beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund, whose objective is to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and thanks to which it has launched an Internationalisation Plan with the aim of improving its competitive positioning abroad during 2020. To this end, it has received support from the XPANDE DIGITALProgramme of the Valencia Chamber of Commerce.