Food & Wine, February 2019

What Do Wines Aged in Concrete, Clay and Glass Taste Like?


Photo of Nonbluot concrete egg.
Photo by Leigh-Ann Beverley of Bonafide Productions.

“Concrete aged wine has a little more pep in its step,” says Pax Mahle, owner and winemaker at Pax Mahle Wines. “We typically press still-fermenting wines [with minimal residual sugar levels] into the concrete vessel where it will age, which produces CO2. This CO2 protects the wine from any excess oxygen exposure, ensuring that the wine is bright, fresh, and filled with energy.”

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