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The house also sold a celadon-green Yongzheng amphora for $18 million in Hong Kong in May. Collectors from the U.S. and Asia outspent all rivals this spring, each winning 35% of Christie’s offerings.
For years, these farmers have been manually destemming, crushing and fermenting the grapes in open top vessels, then aging them in cellars within clay amphora, a type of two-arm, narrow neck vessel.
Book a tasting of amphora wines at the bar, then stay for a bite of buttery presunto ham made from Alentajano black pigs.
Equally impressive is an unbroken amphora on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that depicts a singing, swaying Citharode, a robed young man playing the stringed kithara.
And it is made in the ancient way: The grapes, indigenous to Georgia, are fermented in qvevri, clay amphora-like vessels lined with beeswax and buried in the earth.
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