The use of amphorae dates back to immemorial times, when they were used for the conservation and transport of wine. These recipients, initially designed for the ageing and conservation of wine, are increasingly popular for fermentation and maceration.
The AMPHORA model from Sonoma by SAS is the perfect tank for preserving the wine’s fruit character. Its shape allows you to have a greater contact surface with the cap, favouring the extraction process during maceration. In addition, the AMPHORA design allows the lees to move with the wine, protecting it from oxidation.
Unique Double Layer System + Temperature Control System (Glycol)
We use a unique double layer system which provides them with greater strength and durability. That is why we offer a ten-year guarantee against cracks and leaks in all our concrete tanks.
Their temperature control system (Glycol) is fully integrated into the tank walls, without coming into contact with the wine, thus avoiding deposits of tartrates, colouring matter or yeasts. This system also facilitates cleaning and stirring operations, which represents a great improvement with respect to the coils and cooling plates.
We take care of every detail: in their manufacture no chlorinated water or chemical additives that can affect the product are used. In addition, the colour chosen is not applied superficially as a paint, but as an aggregate in the mixture. In this way we ensure homogeneity and uniformity in each product and avoid aesthetic damage due to deterioration. Harvest after harvest, your concrete tank will look the same as on the first day!
Large contact surface with the cap favouring extraction in maceration