We make 10 hl to 250 hl truncated cone vats for vinification, storage and ageing of wine, spirits and vinegar, and on demand can provide vats with a capacity of 2,500 hl or over. We use the direct heat method known as ‘Bombè’ to slightly curve our vats. This helps the hoops to stay perfectly tightened. Unless otherwise specified, the ‘Bombè’ process is followed by DTS® digital toasting.
The construction process is completed by fitting hoops in prime quality, hot galvanised and phosphate-coated iron over the staves. The interior of each vat is lightly planed to facilitate cleaning in the winery, whereas the exterior is planed and then sanded.
All our vats are tested at controlled pressure and temperature to verify perfect seal and precise capacity. The process is completed by applying natural, breathable varnish and the appropriate accessories according to the type of vat: for fermentation, storage/ ageing, or industrial uses.
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.