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March 2010
Product Review: Basket Press Update
Small-lot, experimental and pilot winemaking are areas where the basket press design has a clear advantage over most other designs.
by Curtis Phillips
Carlsen &?Associates basket press at Unti Winery A basket press is a deceptively simple affair. It consists of an upright, usually cylindrical, slatted or perforated “cage” to hold the grapes or must and a plate, just slightly smaller than the internal diameter, as the cage. The plate is forced down while the juice or wine is expelled from the perforations or from between the slats. I wrote about ...
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