Achieving Balance in Reductive Winemaking
Winemaking conducted in the relative absence of oxygen proves to be a critical factor in creating fruit-driven yet complex wines.
by Lance Cutler
Oct 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
When it comes to Mother Nature, everything is a trade-off. For every action, there is a reaction. Every gain comes with some sacrifice. That's the way of the world, and it's definitely true of winemaking. Starting with the vineyards, continuing into the cellar and finishing in the bottle, every aspect of making wine involves making decisions. Those decisions determine the quality and style of what ends up in the bottle. Winemakers, in their quest for the best wine, have pushed these boundaries ...
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