OLD WORLD MEETS NEW WORLD TECHNOLOGY FOR AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WINE

Concrete is a collaboration of Winemakers Barry Gnekow and Joseph Smith partnered with Tyson Rippey and is named for the 1940’s concrete fermenting tank in which a portion of the wine is fermented. The wine is a unique mix of different winemaking techniques: A portion concrete tank fermented, a portion Flash De?tente extracted and fermented in American and French oak barrels, and a portion stainless steel fermented. Old World meets New World technology resulting in a rich, layered, juicy, textured wine that explodes with flavor in the mouth – delivering the patent- pending flavor profile they call the “Vertical Palate.” Concrete’s innovative blend of technology crafts a $20 value wine that tastes like a $50+ wine.

CONCRETE SELECTED AS A WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY TOP 10 HOT BRANDS OF 2014

“While quality is always our first and foremost consideration, Hot Brands is not simply a list of the best or most interesting wines we’ve tasted during the year. This list delves more deeply into what it means to be a part of the American wine industry. These are wineries that best exemplify their region or variety, or that dared to take big risks (with big rewards) in creating a new category or technique. In 2014, that common thread was that these wineries are all pioneers in some way. Each of the wineries on this list is helping to forge new paths that will be used for generations to come.”

WineBusiness.com Jan 15, 2015