Industry Roundtable: White Wine Balance
Three winemakers discuss residual sugar and acidity as stylistic components and how consumer preferences influence their winemaking decisions.
by Lance Cutler
Feb 2014 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Winemakers make countless decisions over the course of a vintage that directly influence the style of a particular wine. Key to the process is deciding which vineyard to use and then which blocks of grapes. How the grapes are grown, the trellis systems, irrigation regimen and crop load all affect the finished wine. Making the call on exactly when to pick is critical to style, as are yeast selections, fermentation temperatures and fermentation techniques. In red winemaking and Chardonnay product...
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