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Concrete Eggs

"A recent trend in winemaking is the concrete egg, a vessel winemakers are using with increasing frequency to produce wines of greater depth and complexity...

...Gilles Nicault, winemaker for Long Shadows in Walla Walla, likes the eggs because they will impart a minerality to chardonnay he prefers over flavors of oak. In fact, the use of concrete is part of the overall movement away from oak, as winemakers push for more flavors that impart a purity of fruit unadulterated by oak flavors."