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Winemakers Give Clay a Close Look

March 05, 2014

Winemakers at several different wineries are reporting they're impressed with early results from fermenting and storing wine in clay vessels. In another example of how what's old in winemaking often becomes new again, imported amphora and clay vessels produced in the United States are finding a place in cellars. Those who have used clay say it imparts unique flavors and aromas to the wine while also giving it a different texture.