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Name (Engl. "stacking tank" or "stacking barrel") for cube-shaped steel tanks from the Australian company AUSVAT. The system was developed by Peter Warren. The steel tanks are used for fermentation and wine ageing. The big advantage is that they can be stacked to save space. The tank shown in the picture has a volume of 900 litres. By means of a corresponding technique, oak boards (inner staves) can be installed in the side walls as an alternative for barrique age ing. This also allows a largely similar function with oxygen access as in a real barrique barrel. A similar system developed in Germany is rebarriQue.

Stakvat - Tank und Inner Staves

See also Wood-chips and lists under the keywords Barrel and Fass. Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as a list of wine, sparkling wine and distillate types regulated by wine law are included under the keyword winemaking. Comprehensive information on wine law can be found under the heading Wine Law.

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