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May 2012 - Baron Wines



How Wine is Made – Different Fermentation Techniques

29 May 2012

Up to Fermentation…  Once the grapes have been harvested, they are then sorted and placed in a destemming/crushing machine. Usually grapes are destemmed (egrappage) so as to prevent the stalk tannins which can be quite astringent and sometimes green (if not ripe) entering the wine. Keeping the stalks is not necessarily bad – they provide a backbone and structure […]