Industry Roundtable: Red Wine Barrel Fermentations
Technique involves additional labor but yields consistent success.
May 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
When it comes to making red wine, winemakers have always been in search of a sort of Holy Grail. They look for good extraction, deep stable color, intense concentration, andthey want all of that with soft tannins as well. During this search, winemakers have experimented with dozens of techniques. Tannins or wood chips have been added to must to stabilize color. Cold soaks have been used to better extraction. Temperatures have been manipulated from cooler to warmer and back to cooler again. P...
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