Vessels…Concrete Tulips!

What do we have here?? Italian concrete aging tanks (shaped like tulips) that we purchased specifically for the new winery

About these tulip shaped tanks…

  • To continue our obsession with concrete, we wanted a few more concrete aging vessels. When we heard there was an Italian concrete company producing these specially shaped concrete tulips, naturally, we were intrigued!
  • We had the ultimate spot for some concrete tanks in our barrel room, and these concrete tulips from Italian producer, Nico Velo, fit the bill.
  • These tanks are made from Italian concrete (so now we have American, French and Italian concrete to add to our tasting palates) and hold around 580 gallons of wine.
  • 2014 is our first harvest using these tulips, so we will keep you posted on how this very special shape and “Italian” concrete effects the flavors and vibrancy of our wines.

Stop by for yet another vessel reveal tomorrow!!!