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Meet Roe!


March 21st 2020

Meet ‘Roe,’ the newest member of the production team at CM Winery!
She is a custom made concrete fermenting egg all the way from Sonoma Coast Stone in California.

Specs & Info: 
*476 gallon capacity → 3 tons of grapes → 200 cases of wine 
*8 feet tall with ~6 inch thick walls
*The concrete acts as a natural insulator so the room will be able to stay at a normal cellar temperature; 65?.
The egg also has a piping system built into the walls to allow for glycol to be run through for chilling and cold stabilization.   

*White wines ferment at a lower temperature (60? - 70?), which preserves the fruit character. 
*Red wines ferment at a higher temperature (70? - 80?), to allow for tannin extraction. 

What CMW will use Roe for: 
*To highlight flavors and richness derived from yeast contact thanks to the egg’s shape
*Only a slight minerality will be imparted from the concrete vessel allowing for a greater expression of terroir in the wine 
*The properties of egg fermenters means that less intervention is required by the winemaker.

This labor reduction can be very appealing for small scale producers, like us!
*Potential varietals that will be inside the egg include Chardonnay and Riesling.
We hope to have the wines that Roe ferments be 100% estate grown!

 



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