In this Edition we delve into the influence of the wine vessel, notably concrete eggs and terracotta amphora. Concrete vats have been used by large commercial vineyards producing still wines since the 1960's but this appealing egg shape is quite new, particularly in the Champagne region. It is said that Michel Chapoutier in collaboration with French Producer Noblet, have been making concrete vats since the 1920s, birthed this new vessel and its gaining popularity amongst champenois. But why?
Find out in this Episode.