Although winemakers have experimented with a variety of materials (most commonly concrete, but wood also includes ceramic) to make fermenters into egg shapes, granite is one of the materials for the first time.
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The only granite fermenters ever seen are called lagars, and they are the ancient, large vessels used for winemaking that are also common today in Portugal"s Douro Valley.
And, during a webinar on the top wines of Torres held on Monday of this week, the group announced its plans to release the first vintage of this granite-era Albarino in the near future - Finca Pazo Torre Penelas Blanco Granito will come from the 2018 harvest. Call it Blanco granito.