- True Spanish bota, not a cheap imitation
- Handmade - 40 step process
- Traditional pitch lined interior
- Durable goat suede
- Will last a lifetime
- Size - 1.5 Liters/.33 Gallons
Las Tres Z.Z.Z. of Pamplona is Spain's most respected maker of authentic botas. You cannot purchase a finer bota than this. Almost all the other botas you find in tourist shops across Spain are cheap imitations made in Asia. With ZZZ you are guaranteed a work of traditional craftsmanship that will stay strong through many years of use.
This classic version is made the same way it has been for thousands of years. The leather is cut and sewn by hand to make a tight pleating. Next, it is turned inside out and pitch is applied to the surface. Finally, the bota is sewn together and the final touches are added.
Each wineskin is made from flawless goat leather. There are about 40 stages of production before the wineskin is finished. This is truly the finest bota available in the world.
It is necessary to prepare your traditional bota before using it to hold good wine, as the pitch lining of the traditional bota has a strong taste of its own. This procedure is only necessary for the pitch-lined botas, not those lined with latex. First, warm it in the sun so that the pitch within will distribute evenly. Next, blow into the opening of the bota to inflate it, separating the sides; the warmer the pitch the easier it will be to inflate the bota. Add cold water and set the bota aside to cure. After a few days, replace the water with inexpensive wine and let it cure for as long as you can. When you finally discard the wine your bota will be ready for use.