Italian ceramic amphora supplier (320L - 1600L)
TAVA is a family owned and operated company led by third generation Francesco Tava and located in Mori Trentino, Italy. Since 2013, TAVA exclusively produces ceramic amphora specifically for winemaking from a patented mixture of local clay that was developed through years of research with enologists and ceramic technicians.
For over three generations, TAVA has been producing ceramic based products. In 2013, Francesco Tava took over his family business and following successful tasting trials decided to reposition his family company towards producing amphora for winemaking.
TAVA amphora are entirely made by hand via setting ceramic clay in molds and are then fired at temperatures between 2192 F and 2300 F. The higher the temperature you fire at, the smaller the pores on the amphorae and hence the lower the porosity. During the initial drying process, humidity and temperature are controlled via evaporative coolers and the presence of vegetation in the production site. The presence of vegetation is crucial for regulating humidity and temperature levels, thus bringing countless benefits to both worker’s conditions and the final product. Because the amphorae are made by hand, the markings on each amphorae vary slightly.
Due to TAVA's standard porosity similar to that of an oak barrel (tighter porosity also available), the amphora works best for the fermentation and aging of all styles of whites or the elevage of both lighter and more full-bodied reds. TAVA amphora will respect your vineyard site and the typicity of the varietal while contributing texture on the palette and brightness and freshness from an aromatic perspective.
The standard porosity of TAVA amphora is similar to that of an oak barrel at 5%. However, depending on the customer's request, the porosity can be above or below 5% allowing for a slow and consistent rate of micro oxidation. All three sizes of amphora are equipped with winemaking-friendly accessories including a sealable lid, tasting tap, full discharge valve, and pallet jack / forklift-friendly stand. The 1600L amphora also comes equipped with an external hatch door. Due to TAVA’s standard porosity similar to that of an oak barrel, the amphora works best for the fermentation and aging of all styles of whites or the elevage of both lighter and more full bodied reds.
TAVA'S CERAMIC AMPHORA STYLISTIC POINTS
Produced from a patented mixture of local clay developed between enologists and ceramic technicians.
Made in Trentino Italy
Made entirely by hand and fired at temperatures between 2192 F and 2300 F.
The standard porosity is similar to that of an oak barrel at 5%. But depending on the customer's request the porosity can be above or below 5%.
A versatile vessel that can be used both on aromatic and textural whites or lighter or more structured reds.
Smooth interior allows for easy cleaning and maintenance