Concrete Tanks Since 1943

Italian Concrete

Nico Velo Concrete Tanks


NICO VELO is a well-established and prestigious Italian manufacturer of reinforced concrete tanks for wine fermentation and aging, with a full range of shapes and sizes to satisfy every need in the winemaking sector.

THE HIGHEST QUALITY CONCRETE WINE TANKS
The company is situated at the foothills of the Italian Dolomites where Manu spent several summertime vacations. These mountains have always fascinated him for their majestic splendor.
Nico Velo uses pristine materials such as sand and gravel from the riverbed of the Brenta river and has been making concrete tanks for 70 years proving the quality worldwide. Their concrete tanks are elegant and refined in form, combining technical and aesthetic requirements.

"What is special about these tanks from Nico Velo?"

Generally speaking, all concrete may look the same to you but the materials chosen to make a tank suitable for winemaking are indeed important, and Nico Velo has its own proprietary formula.
Additionally, Nico Velo patented many years ago the use of thermoregulating pipes embedded in the tank's walls and floor.

"Whats cool about concrete?"

-The materials used in these tanks create an enhanced porosity to allow for slow rate of micro-oxygenation that is crucial during the fermenting and correct wine aging process.

-The concrete walls thickness helps insulating your wine, allowing for heat to dissipate, avoiding strong temperature fluctuation during fermentation.

-Concrete helps develop softer wines and enhances mainly their mineral character, often showing to be more fruity, as opposed to the reductive characteristic of stainless steel.

-Many famous wineries around the world (Chateau Cheval Blanc just to name one) are adding Nico Velo tanks for its unique quality and design.

"Why choose to work with IPak?"

IPak Wine imports all concrete wine tank shapes. The tanks are available in several sizes from 6hl to 60hl and can be customized to suit your needs. We have helped with the installation of Nico Velo concrete tanks in North America since 2013. The IPak's team will assist you from the consultation phase till your tanks are installed and for the life of the tanks. We oversee the unloading with crane/rigging companies we approved in each main wine region on the west coast.
Please contact us if you have any questions or to place an order for the 2018 vintage.
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Look below at carousel of pictures of several installations in North America:
Booker Vineyard (Paso), Clos Solene Winery (Paso), Columbia Crest (Prosser), Desparada (Paso), Domaine Roy et Fils (Newberg), Double Back Winery (Walla Walla), Epoch Estate Wines (Paso), Le Vieux Pin Winery (Oliver), Pine Ridge Vineyards (Napa), Road 13 Vineyards (Oliver), Seghesio Family Vineyards (Healdsburg), Tinhorn Creek Vineyards (Oliver), Zaca Mesa Winery (Santa Ynez).

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