Similar to our popular egg tanks, the Amphora worked for the Etruscans, the Greeks, the Persians, and the Romans. Both reds and whites can be aged or fermented in concrete. The oxygenation continues, the natural insulation, and the gentle addition of subtle minerals continues, until time to bottle. Designed to collect the fines as the wine ages.
The egg tank harkens back to the ancient vessels used to ferment wine originally. With no corners, the wine is free to circulate naturally during fermentation, and you can actually watch the wine move during this process of constant stirring. The shape also forces more of the cap to remain submerged, gleaning the utmost in fruit flavor and color for your wine and reducing your need for "punch down".
Four sizes and styles of Concrete Conical tanks are available, We take pride in being able to custom-modify these basic shapes to fit your winery. Conical tanks are available as open-top or closed with large manways. They can be placed on a raised foundation, powder coated steel adjustable ring support or matching concrete legs.
Maximize your storage space and your yield with these tall beauties! Use the rectangular tank with a closed or open top and on the floor or on our optional, steel base (shown). Available options and accessories, give this concrete wine tank the functionality that belies its simple shape. Try our optional, glycol temperature control system. It's uniquely embedded into the concrete to have no contact the wine.
The square tank is a more efficient use of limited winery floor space than the egg or conical tanks. Stainless fittings may be moved to mirror the adjacent tank. Square tanks can include heating and cooling control as does all of our concrete tanks. Available with and without tops.
This is currently the largest concrete tank we make. This tank has a built in pumpover and large wide opening doors for fruit entry. As with all of our tanks, the truncated is available with glycol heating and cooling.
Concrete: the proof is in the glass.
Arithmetic can be compelling. One concrete NuBarrel™ holds as much wine as four oak barrels and costs about the same. The oak barrels will last a few years. Concrete NuBarrels™ will last a few decades. That's just the beginning. Immersion sleeves and stave racks give you complete control of oak. These high-tech, feature-rich tanks also stack and bolt-together in pairs to give you eight barrels of wine in the footprint of two.
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Petaluma, CA 94952