There is a small family of gasses that play an important part in the winemaking process. Gas management is particularly important and has many winemaking applications.
Sur lie (French for “on the lees”) aging sounds fairly straightforward: it is a stylistic choice to allow wine to age in contact with its lees. Though sur lie aging has been practiced since Ancient Rome, we are still uncovering the science that enhances the complexities of the finished wines aged on their lees.
Your wine is its own unique blend, so the best way to honor your wine is to ensure that its vessel helps accentuate its flavors and is a productive member of the winemaking process. In order to decide which type of tank is right for you, we’ve summarized the most common tanks and the pros and cons of each.