Industry Roundtable: Filtration
Winemakers Discuss the Truth, Fiction and Consequences of Filtration in Winemaking
by Lance Cutler
Jul 2007 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
I've written many times about the winemaker's dilemma: for every gain in winemaking, there is some sacrifice. Let your fruit hang until it has fully matured and you have to deal with higher alcohols. Raise your fermentation temperatures to gain some complexity and you sacrifice some fruitiness. Even the wild pleasure of selling out of your wine means you have to worry about losing wine list positions because you can't supply goods. When it comes to wine, there are not a lot of a...
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