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Open Top Fermenters

La Garde cubic and rectangular shaped tanks are designed to maximize the fermentation process. The square surface as opposed to round one in tanks of the same width, offers at least 25% more contact surface area between the cap of must and the juice.

More specifically, these open top fermenters provide a larger contact surface area resulting in a thinner cap of must. Therefore, it is much easier to punch down. All this helps the winemakers to be as gentle as possible with the more fragile grapes, those needing extra care, such as Pinot Noir.