The reversion to old winemaking techniques is a fact. Wine makers have turned to techniques that their grandparents used to use to create wines with more expressive character and greater purity of fruit. As part of this trend, the use of concrete tanks has begun and is becoming increasingly popular.
If compared to the stainless tank, it clearly shows that it outperforms in several places, which justifies its preference by many winemakers around the world. Let's look at them analytically:
The disadvantage is that while they come in a variety of shapes and sizes it is not very easy to transport them due to their weight, especially if we are talking about large tanks. Some also claim that cleaning is difficult because heavy chemicals and hard brushes are not allowed.
We do not know if this is a trend that will fade away, but it is a fact that its roots are deeply rooted in the past as inspiration comes from the ancient amphorae used by the Greeks and the Romans. Also, so far, those who turn to cement are satisfied enough to keep using them ... so we must see how this trend will develop.