Friday, September 14, 2012

Industrial art: The beauty of fermentation tanks

These photos are from Nicolas Feuillatte, a large co-op which makes some very nice Champagnes, particularly the Palme d'Or Brut Rosé 2004, which is one of the best Champagnes I've had. I don't think they make that wine in these tanks. But this just goes to show there's beauty all around us, and sometimes you need a camera to realize it.

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  1. Many of those will be the holding tanks for the “reserve” wine from the previous year, Champagne companies always look so big until you realize they may be holding 20-40% of the previous year’s still wine from 100 growers.

  2. You're probably right. I confess, whatever they were saying about these tanks sort of faded as background buzz because I got out my camera just mesmerized by the image. It's all lighting and angle and all that. There's no photoshop; it's basically digital point-and-shoot.

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