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June 2016

Opinion ceramic wine egg vs clay amphora

Authored by: Peter Fraser & Brad Hickey Two McLaren Vale winemakers reveal why they’ve opted for alternative vessels for some of their more interesting wines. Instead of traditional barrels or tanks, Peter Fraser of Yangarra Estate experiments with ceramic eggs and Brad Hickey of Brash Higgins is all about clay amphorae. Ceramic wine egg: Peter Fraser I’d been watching people using concrete eggs and vessels, and tasted a few wines, like Chateauneuf-du-Pape, that had been fermented in concrete tanks. I like the texture and added interest they bring, but from my days of working in the Barossa, waxing concrete tanks [...]

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