Marchisio variable capacity tanks for longer-term storage

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  1. Nov 20, 2019 #1

    VictorV

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    Hi Everyone,

    Has anyone used a Marchisio variable capacity tank for storing wine for more than 1-2 months?
    We have a single 200L variable tank and was planning on aging our 2019 Syrah in it for about 8 mos.
    I've read that the Marchisio seal is OK but not great and that we should consider a higher-end tank such
    as Speidel.

    We're not using a barrel this year so everything is done in that one tank plus a couple of carboys
    for the pressed juice.

    We plan to re-use the tank next season which limits the amount of aging we can perform with
    this tank. We have 35 gallons of Syrah and don't like the idea of just putting it all into
    carboys although it certainly would be a cheaper option. Carboys would also allow us to
    age it longer since we don't necessarily have to re-use them next season.

    Any suggestions?

    Victor
     
  2. Nov 21, 2019 #2

    Mac60

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    Victor, I have been using Marchisio tanks 200L and 150L for the last 5 years, I store the wine for 10 months and use Oak staves, I also use Oak barrels 53 Gallon and 30 Gallon. I replaced the seals on all the tanks with heavy duty seals, and replaced the vents with silicone water less P1060579.JPG bungs. I have never had a problem with them. Just check the gauge every few days and make sure the pressure is good
     

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  3. Nov 22, 2019 #3

    VictorV

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    Thanks Mac60! Looks like it will work fine. I can upgrade to the heavy-duty seals as well.
     

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