The clavelin is a squat bottle that is specifically used for vin jaune. This type of white wine of yellowish colour is produced in the Jura region of eastern France and is made with Savagnin grapes. After ageing for six years and three months in an oak cask, this vin de voile (wine who is matured under a veil of yeast) will possess nutty aromas that pair well with chicken recipes and cheese.


In the 18th century when the first clavelins were made, their volume of 62 cl or 620ml  alluded to the 62% of the wine that remained in the cask after the progressive evaporation that occurred during its maturation. This size also corresponds to the chauveau’s which is an old French unit of measurements for liquids.

Although it’s stocky shape represents somewhat of an ode to the past, it can also very well be a headache to clean. Because of its pronounced curves and slender neck, hand-washing it would only be possible with very specific tools and could very well, with the slightest mistake, end up costing you entire batches of this precious wine. With cleaning imperfections threatening their precious hard work, wine producers might choose to abandon the washing process altogether to purchase new bottles after each utilization instead.


However, thanks to Aquatech-BM, that won’t be needed anymore. Indeed, their advanced technology will allow wine producers to recycle their bottles instead of spending money after each batch on new bottles. This simple action would greatly help reduce the carbon emissions of the wine industry of which 60% are attributed to the production of bottles. Moreover, Aquatech-BM is a leader in the bottle and growler washer commercial field; with their machines able to rinse at temperatures that can elevate as high as  88°C (190°F) and more, winemakers won’t need to worry about any more impurities squandering their creations.


Aquatech-BM’s technology is equipped with user-friendly control panels to make your experience with their machines truly stress-free. Don’t hesitate any longer, by purchasing these energy-efficient bottle washers, you are allowing both you and the planet to rest some more.