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Vats

We make conical trunk vats from 10 to 200 hl. and on request up to 1.500 hl. and over for wine-making, storing,refining, distilling, vinegar or other uses.

We give a slight curving using direct fire to the vats, technically called “bombè“ so digitally controlled toasting – DTS® in order to bring out the aromas for both fermentation and aging.

The hoops are always perfectly watertight thus avoiding the long-term sagging of the stave. We also toast the vats with electronic control.
The narrowly spaced hooping with top quality galvanised phosphorated iron complete the building on the vats.

All the vats are then pressure-tested in order to verify their perfect water-tightness and exact capacity. All the vats go through two strict control procedures, the first with steam then with water to verify the exact capacity and perfect hold.

Internal and external planning sand-papering and the application of a special natural transparent, transpirable varnish on the wood and the red strip painted around the end of the upper stave give the finishing touches.

Finally the relative accessories are installed depending on whether the vat is used for fermentation, storing or industrial usage.

In recent years we have had a notable increase in the request for vats for fermentation because the convenient stainless steel accessories can be used either for the fermentation or for the refining and storing of the wines. During fermentation, the anti-oxidising effect of the tannin combined with the micro-oxygenisation of the wood brings about a more limpid production of wine or grape must with a more stable aroma and colour all in a completely natural way.

Section of vat with accessories

Accessories

Standard Accessories:

  • Upper drainage cover in 18/10 AISI 316 stainless steel, diameter from 400 to 1,200 mm, with central hole for filling up or 22 cm diameter high pressure flue and release valve.
  • Stainless steel door opening outwards fixed to lower end of stave towards the bottoms of the vat.
  • Stainless steel valve for partial drainage and stainless steel pipes for full drainage complete with valve in whatever size or attachment desired.
  • Stainless steel sash door as the bottom end for complete and easy drainage of marc.
  • Thermal-conditioning pipes with polished stainless steel plate, proportionate to the size of the vat.
  • Digital or mechanical thermometer and regulation ladder-rest.
  • Suitable 30 cm high wooden supports.

Special Accessories on request:

  • Tubes for “delestage”.
  • Freestanding supports in stainless steel, 70 cm from the ground.
  • Automatic reassembling or wine-pressing units.

On request we can build simpler and much less costly open vats, either conical trunk or vase-shape, usable only for small amounts at the fermentation stage of wine-making. We also build tubs for saunas or private use with “neutral” wood species that do not interfer with water, such as larch and maple, etc.

STAINLESS STEEL 18/10 AISI 316 CONVEX UPPER BUNG-HOLE COVER
STAINLESS STEEL DOOR 18/8 AISI 304 (FOR VATS)
TOTAL DRAINAGE PIPE IN STAINLESS STEEL 18/8 AISI 304
STAINLESS STEEL 18/8 AISI 304 SASH DOOR
HEATING PIPES

Dimension in proportion to the diameter of the vat from 40 to 120 cm. Available in 2 versions: central with relative filling-up hole or with 22 cm diameter escape pipe complete with pressure valve.

Fitted at 30 cm from the bottom 31 x 42 cm measure, easy to reach, opening outwards.

Complete with final valve as requested, fitted to one central stave at the bottom of the vat.

For marc drainage, fitted to bottom end.

Made of stainless steel 18/10 AISI 316 plates with double welding system and probe shaft. It can be fitted horizontally or vertically depending on the height of the vat. One plate for every 50 hl holding capacity.