Often used in combination with toasted oak
Controlling the oxygen applied to the wine reduces dependence on barrels for flavor and aging. The use of an OxBox combined with toasted oak allows winemakers to easily integrate this successful method for enhancing wine during fermentation and aging in the controlled environment of a tank. Westec Tank & Equipment offers standard 4 channel, 5 channel and 8 channel units and can custom design units for your needs. We can install them with optional stainless steel mounting brackets at the top of the wine tank, or integrate them with your catwalk.
New Lightweight Pumpover Devices
See the pumpover in action!
Small Disk Design Popular in Australia
Westec Tank & Equipment has developed a super lightweight pumpover based on a small-disk design used in Australia. Best for smaller lot wines in tanks 5,000 gallons or less, the new lightweight pumpover device brings up juice from the bottom and spreads it over the top to add oxygen and give the juice another flavor pass through the cap. Using a pumpover device, winemakers can aerate the juice while keeping it in contact with the skins for additional extraction. Our new, lightweight pumpover device can help control the heat in the tank throughout the wine fermentation process.