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.
Special Accessories on request:
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.