THIRD GENERATION OFInnovation of Flavors and TechniquesEvery year we refine our techniques to increase the quality level of our wines.
The production of wine begins a long time ago, it is a unique symbiosis with nature.
List of processing stepsProcessing of wine: Steps
How is wine made? The theory has been the same for hundreds of years, but the production of wine, yes, changes, and so do the tools, which only serve to simplify and speed up the processes.
- Selection: The bunches are sold ready to be examined one by one, selecting only the best and discarding the unsuitable ones, which have escaped during the harvesting phase.
- Flotation: thanks to the use of nitrogen gas (inert gas) all impurities are removed from the grapes.
- Fermentation: the result of the previous operations called “must” is placed in the tanks and with the addition of selected yeasts the most important and identifying part of the wine production is started. This operation is the one in which the “appearance” of our wine is given.
- Refinement: after having extracted the must from fermentation, it is left to rest for the time necessary to create the aromas. This is the longest phase, which can last from 12 to 30 months.
- Stabilization: at this moment we have an almost ready wine, which needs to be eliminated from the tartaric acid.
- Bottling: The ready wine is bottled in bottles ready for sale to the customer, automatic bottle washing and external drying processes make them ready for sale, or almost.
- Aging in the bottle: before the sale, the last rest in the bottle at the right temperature allows the last aromas to be released.
What is wine?
Simple: a “grape-based alcoholic beverage”.
How much complexity in a 6-word sentence, if it were that simple the wine shops would be full of bottles that are all the same, but instead the best wine shop is the one with the greatest number of different bottles.
A wine producer always has passion with him. Anyone can recognize a wine without passion, it’s the one on the top shelf, always on offer at the supermarket.
The first difference is that a wine producer is also a farmer, but not just any farmer who sows, corn, wheat, sunflowers, etc…, a farmer who only has his vine, all year round, and every year.
The grape produced is the first difference between one wine and another, the grape is extremely rooted in the territory, for this reason there are areas such as “champagne” rather than “Franciacorta”.
Subsequently, the production techniques and times differentiate one result even more than another.
But the important thing is that there is no absolute best wine, of course there are the best categories, but these are always on the move, it is passion that moves everything.