SO WHAT’S UP WITH CONCRETE?
I know you are going to ask, so I might as well speak up. It makes me think of the movie “Back to the Future” where technology is awesome but relationships, family, and good characters prevail. Concrete is kind of like an old friend that you never realized was so cool, that is until they were gone for a while from your life. In no way is it a pure vessel, like stainless, but instead the concrete is like a cast iron skillet. Absorbing the flavors of everything that touches the surface and enhancing the flavors of the wines that will grace its walls. While winemaking became squeaky clean in the 80′s, 90′s and 00′s, we may have lost the essence of life. These tanks are alive, slowly maturing the wine. I will not say that they are without flaws, I myself am not perfect and I do not expect it of the wine I craft. I want the circumstances to tell a story and if wine is like a book, then each story should be different.
- Matt Trevisan, January 2013Linne Calodo Winery